Welcome, Guest
Pewter Report  >>  Boards  >>  Pirate's Cove (Moderators: 3rd String Kicker, PRPatrol)  >>  Topic: Sad boxing news. « previous next »
Page: 1 2



Guest
: May 11, 2007, 09:20:35 PM

I know this is about 4 days old but I've still been getting all caught up coming back from my suspension this week; but Diego Corrales who has been in some awesome fights the past 3-4 years and has been the champ a few times, was killed riding his motorcycle in Las Vegas earlier this week.  :'(




Guest
#1 : May 11, 2007, 09:22:09 PM

I believe the police said inexperience was part of the reason behind the crash.

Sad, however you wonder if he wasn't using the best of judgment before the incident, after all don't most pro athletes feel untouchable?



Guest
#2 : May 11, 2007, 09:49:32 PM

Oh I don't doubt that he was being foolish since reports say he may have been going about 90-100 mph, but all in all it is still sad and I will miss seeing this guy bang heads with the best of them.  :(



Guest
#3 : May 11, 2007, 09:52:30 PM

I've always been interested in Nicolay Valuev, or whatever the tall Russian's name is.

ABuccs Fan

*
Practice Squad

Posts : 0
Offline
#4 : May 11, 2007, 09:57:31 PM

I thought you were going to say Tyson has been allowed to box again.



Guest
#5 : May 11, 2007, 10:00:12 PM

^
That would make me verrry happy, since there are nothing but BUMS in the heavyweight division right now and they're all beatable.

ABuccs Fan

*
Practice Squad

Posts : 0
Offline
#6 : May 11, 2007, 10:01:50 PM

^
That would make me verrry happy, since there are nothing but BUMS in the heavyweight division right now and they're all beatable.
You just described Tyson.



Guest
#7 : May 11, 2007, 10:02:07 PM

Tyson is nothing but a name anymore.



Guest
#8 : May 11, 2007, 10:03:18 PM

He was the greatest at one time and would have still been even in 2007 had he kept his sh*t together.

ABuccs Fan

*
Practice Squad

Posts : 0
Offline
#9 : May 11, 2007, 10:05:44 PM

He was the greatest at one time and would have still been even in 2007 had he kept his sh*t together.
If my aunt had balls I'd call her uncle.



Guest
#10 : May 11, 2007, 11:00:00 PM

^
Be careful mjs, I already know one dude(Alvin Burgos)who was only 18 and died a few years ago while hauling azz down Gunn Hwy on his black Ninja & someone pulled out suddenly.  :(

mjs020294

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 2245
Offline
#11 : May 11, 2007, 10:28:09 PM

Oh I don't doubt that he was being foolish since reports say he may have been going about 90-100 mph, but all in all it is still sad and I will miss seeing this guy bang heads with the best of them. :(

90-100mph on a GSXR 1000 is nothing.  If he was in a 50mph zone and went to overtake, it is just a flick of the wrist, and zoom you are at 100mph in a heartbeat.  I learnt the hard way getting a speeding ticket the first day I owned a bike after ten years driving cars without a ticket.


mjs020294

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 2245
Offline
#12 : May 11, 2007, 11:08:07 PM

^
Be careful mjs, I already know one dude(Alvin Burgos)who was only 18 and died a few years ago while hauling azz down Gunn Hwy on his black Ninja & someone pulled out suddenly. :(

Speed is OK but not when mixed with inexperience.  I learned to drive properly, which isn’t always the case in the US.  I spent over thirty hours with a professional instructor, and six months getting my car license.   Then I drove for ten years on much more challenging roads than you get in Tampa. Getting a bike license took another 20 hours classroom and controlled environment riding (a car lot), and then 20 hours riding under instruction.

No 18-year-old is capable of making good decisions on a high-powered bike on the public roads.  Heck if I had gone straight to bikes at 17....I doubt I would have seen 18.   :o




Guest
#13 : May 11, 2007, 11:11:46 PM

Yeah, I remember he was all happy about getting that bike when he turned 18 and then a few months later -  he was dead.  :(

mjs020294

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 2245
Offline
#14 : May 11, 2007, 11:24:44 PM

Yeah, I remember he was all happy about getting that bike when he turned 18 and then a few months later - he was dead. :(

18-years-old is way too young for a super bike.  Those things are crazy fast, I burned a Ferrari on my $9,000 bike once. 

We used to head for the country roads, and we wore every piece of safety equipment imaginable.  My riding gear cost me over $2000; race leathers, back/spine protector, boots, gloves and the helmet, and I don’t think I ever rode it without the entire kit on.

My buddy came off right in front of me at about 90-100mph.  He slid along the road, hit the curb with his back at about 70mph, and bumped along a dry-stone-wall for over 100 feet.  He jumped up and was more concerned for his Ducati than his injuries.   He only had a broken wrist and bruises, without the back protector he would be in a wheelchair now.

 

Page: 1 2
Pewter Report  >>  Boards  >>  Pirate's Cove (Moderators: 3rd String Kicker, PRPatrol)  >>  Topic: Sad boxing news. « previous next »
:

Hide Tools Show Tools