The appearance of Oliver McCall vs Lennox Lewis on HBO tonight should make
a person wonder why it takes this tragic performance to make the public
and the state boxing commissions consider the pschological welfare of a
boxer as a factor in a sporting contest. It simply hasn't a consideration
as long as the man can move his eyes and know what country he is in.
While it may well be impossible to monitor and regulate a law or rule that
requires a boxer to be mentally competitent, there is no excuse to ignore
3 arrests of a person in the past year who is obviously having major
personal problems, while allowing him to place himself in situation in
which he may well be injured. I shouldn't have to defend this statement:
"Boxers are people too!"