Sunday, July 20, 2008
Just finished reading a book about a bout in 1995 between Nigel Benn and Gerald McClellan in London. Pretty cool book, and am watching some you tude clips of the fight now after reading it. The book was by Kevin Mitchell and is titled War, Baby: The Glamour of Violence. It's regarded by many commentators as one of the most brutal, compelling fights ever in Britain. The upshot was two men in hospital with McClellan becoming blind and 80% deaf as well as losing much of his memory and not being able to walk.
Here is a good clip of interviews with people involved and some footage of McClellan today and bits of the fight.