No dad, NO!!!!!! Every kids nightmare just became this man’s. Pro boxer, Conor Benn, had just kaboomed his opponent to score his first professional knockout when ….. OMG, his daddy (former boxer Nigel Benn) jumped into the ring and planted a serious of kisses on his stunned son. One in particular looked seriously awks.
A boxer, a singer, a legend. Lionel Rose a true Aussie hero has passed away at the age of 62. At a time when some States still weren’t allowing aborigines to vote, Rose flew to Japan to fight Japanese boxer Fighting Harada for the World Bantamweight title. He won, becoming the first Aboriginal to win a world title. On his return over 100,000 people lined the streets of Melbourne to greet their newest Australian sporting hero. Rose was made Australian of The Year. Rose was also was one of the first sporting identities to make a stand against apartheid. Offered big bucks to fight in South Africa he turned it down because he would have to go there as an honorary “white”. Rose wasn’t too bad on vocals either, recording two hit songs I Thank You and Please Remember Me in the 70’s. In 1996, Rose presented young burns-attack victim Tjandamurra O’Shane (who had been horrifically attacked) with his world-title belt, hoping to speed the youngster’s recovery. Sadly, his health deteriorated following a stroke in 2007 . RIP Lionel Rose.
OK, here’s the thing dumbassed Swedish punks, when a middle aged, grey haired man with a walker says to you ‘this isn’t going to go well’ take heed and don’t scoff! Two would -be thieves (one with a knife) who demanded Rolf Lasson hand over his wallet as he was about to take money out of an ATM got a nasty little surprise. The fools had no idea Klasson was a retired professional boxer. Round one – knife wielding dude gets a right hook and collapses on the ground….Round two – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and your out , left jabs can be a bitch. Both losers fled the scene before the police could laugh at them too.
OMG, this is not the recommended way for a dog to go down stairs. A drunk person yes, but not a friggin boxer!!