CRACK IS WHACK AND SO IS OLIVER MCCALL

OLIVER MCCALL: ONCE CRIED IN THE RING DURING HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT

Can you be a crack addict and a professional athlete? The answer is “yes.” Just not a very good one.

Former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall returned to the boxing ring Tuesday with a unanimous decision loss to Timur Ibragimov of Uzbekistan. McCall, now 45, was arrested in February on cocaine charges. That arrest was hardly a unique occurence. McCall, a self-admitted crack addict, has been arrested and been to rehab on a mulitude of occassions. He was arrested in 2006 right before a fight as well and charged with crack cocaine possession. However, since boxing is so corrupt and Don King literally owns the various sanctioning bodies, McCall made it all the way back to being the WBA #1 contender in 2007. Unfortunately (for him), McCall lost to Cuban fighter Juan Carlos Gomez before receiving a mandatory heavyweight title shot.

McCall suffered one of the most embarrassing losses in boxing history back in 1997. He literally had a (drug induced?) nervous breakdown in the ring while fighting Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight championship of the world. That was back when being heavyweight champ actually ment something.

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