>>What is Bowe's percieved mental illness? Is he any more or less stable than
>>Mike Tyson? Let him fight.
>Well Bowe was always stupid but they say he's having problems that are related
>to his boxing career, brain damage caused by boxing basically.
><I took the RSB Pledge - 2002>
Here's the pertinent part of this story from the AP:
The 35-year-old Bowe, who took a beating in his last two
fights against Andrew Golota seven years ago, was resentenced last
month to the prison term by a judge who earlier gave him two lighter
sentences because of claims Bowe was brain damaged.
Bowe now says his attorneys made up the brain damage to keep
him out of prison, and that he is both mentally and physically fit
to fight again.
"These cats said he's a fighter, and we can make up this
frontal lobe thing I never heard of before," Bowe said. "In the end,
I will be declared medically fine."
Bowe met Friday with the director of the Nevada Athletic
Commission, armed with copies of recent tests that he said show he
has no mental problems.
Marc Ratner said Bowe will have to be evaluated by the
state's medical advisory board when he gets out of prison before a
decision will be made on whether to license him.
"First he has to serve his time," Ratner said. "We can't
make a decision until he's out of prison."
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