With Floyd Mayweather undergoing widespread scrutiny for his questionable hits during Saturday’s fight against Victor Ortiz, we would like to see what kind of company Money Mayweather keeps in the realm of dirty fighters in film. Honestly, it’s not looking like he would even crack the list, unless he stabbed Ortiz in the kidney, then released a tiger on him. That will probably happen in the Pacquiao fight.
Had he done that, I would officially sign on as a boxing fan for life with no questions.
Sure, everyman protagonist Jerry was completely bullied by Buddy Revell, but Jerry ends up knocking out Buddy with the use of some brass knuckles tossed back to him by his sister. Lame.
A schoolyard fight is binding contract in which both parties agree there will be no dirty fighting. Granted, Jerry wanted nothing to do with this fight at all, but he showed up, which demonstrates a tacit adherence to the rules.
This may sound a little quaint of me, but…THIS GUY USED STERIODS! He also killed Apollo, but I don’t lay blame on Drago for that. I mean, who REALLY stops at the bell when they’re boxing? Maybe the losing boxer, but you keep going. Drago was also a communist, which I view as a manner of political cheating, but we’re really just looking at the fighting and boxing here, so I won’t dwell on my political beliefs.
We see Drago getting injected with a mysterious substance during the training montage, which is disheartening because we know that reputable American athletes would never use steroids because of both the health risks and the unfair advantage they create.