The Most Sinister Boxing Match Of All Time
Undefeated Billy Collins Jr. (14-0, 11 KO) was a junior middleweight (154 lb.) prospect on his way up. Luis Resto (20-8-2, 8 KO) was a light-punching journeyman.
Resto beat Collins’ eyes shut and his skin purple and blue. Collins suffered a torn iris and his vision was forever blurred. Collins could no longer fight. Collins’ father and trainer Collins Sr. went up to shake Resto’s hand out of sportsmanship, only to be overcome with rage at how thin Resto’s glove was. He demanded the gloves be impounded. Resto’s padding had been removed, and Resto himself admitted years later that his handwraps had been soaked in plaster of Paris, a substance that hardens into plaster casts.
Collins began drinking and became violent without boxing in his life. He would later drive his car into a cement wall in 1984, ending his life at age 22. Resto and his trainer, Panama Lewis, were banned for life from the sport. Resto served 2 1/2 years in prison for assault, while boxing suffered a tragedy that shows just how dangerous cheating can be in this sport.
Damn this dude got some heart and gets out of a choke!
That follow-up punch!
Boston Mutha Fuckin Crab!
Lethal leg kicks
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Transgender fighter makes history against man in Muay Thai bout
On June 7th, 2017, Nong Rose Barnjaroensuk became the first transgender to compete in Thailand’s Rajadamnern Stadium, the country’s oldest Muay Thai stadium and the most prestigious one along the Lumpinee.
The road to the Rajadamnern has been tough for Nong Rose, tough. In fact, the transgender fighter, who identifies as a female, has struggled for years on her quest to fight in the stadium since it enforces strict dress code rules, notably forbidding sports bras. Long hair is not allowed either. Needless to say those rules severely limited Nong Rose’s chances to ever compete in the prestigious stadium.
It’s only after Nong Rose made waves in lesser known stadiums and after she collaborated with OneSongchai, Thailand’s most influential Muay Thai promoter, that the doors of the Rajadmnern opened for her.