Congratulations to Oliver McCall. The 45-year-old drug addict added another “championship” belt to his boxing resume Tuesday. The acknowledged crack addict defeated veteran Fres Oquendo to capture the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship.
McCall was the heavyweight champion of the world in 1994 after defeating Lennox Lewis. In the 1997 rematch, McCall had one of the most epic in-ring meltdowns in boxing history. In two of the rounds McCall literally refused to fight. He actually CRIED in the ring. A confused Lewis (refusing to fight a defenseless, crying man) staggered to a decision. McCall was discovered to be suffering from a variety of drug and mental health issues.
Besides the Lewis crying debacle, McCall is famous for having a nervous breakdown and attacking a Christmas tree in a Nashville hotel. McCall has also been to drug rehab “numerous” times, been tasered by police and once spit on a cop.
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