Adventures in the Fight Racket #39

Today's Adventure:

Original Caption:

New York -- Their Middleweight title fight just two days away, Dick Tiger and Joey Giardello limbered up. Tiger apparently won a psychological battle when champion Giardello showed up without a swivel for his speed bag. When requested to loan Giardello his swivel, the normally pleasant and cooperative Nigerian refused. "He's my enemy now," he said. Giardello used an ill-fitting swivel and didn't like it. "It wasn't nice of him to do that," the champion said. They will settle their differences at Madison Square Garden on October 21st. (1965)

1 comment:

SpeedBag said...

Behold, the power of the speed bag and the swivel that holds it. Enough to perhaps influence the emotion of training for a championship fight.