Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Olympic Boxing Turns Holyfield/Tyson

Some Boxers Have Been Known To Lack Superior Intelligence

Frustrations have been mounting with scoring and judging at the Olympic Games. Most popular has been in gymnastics where boos finally echoed through the building after Jonathan Horton’s scores were announced in the men’s high bar on Tuesday.

The boxing ring is getting a little different reaction though. With frustrations mounting about the scoring procedures in the ring Tajikistan’s Dzhakhon Kurbanov decided to file a former protest in the form of a bite.

Trailing 12-6 near the end of the third round Kerbanov bit his opponent, Kazakh’s Yerkebulan Shynaliyev, on the shoulder earning him a disqualification. Maybe too many knocks in the head had damaged the common sense portion of his brain or maybe, just maybe, Mike Tyson was in his corner. Regardless, Kurbanov won’t be remembered for beating world champion Abbos Atoev as much as being the doof who wasn’t smart enough not to bite.