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Hitz blasts Ross the Boss

Officially, former light heavyweight champion Montell Griffin had to settle for a surprising draw in the quest for his 50th professional victory last Saturday against veteran Ross “The Boss” Thompson at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. However, Hitz Boxing Founder Bobby Hitz says there is more than meets the eye to this surprising outcome. “First of all, I commend Montell for even getting in the ring that night. Ross Thompson assured us he was in shape and ready to go all the way along until he showed up at the weigh-in so far over the contracted weight of 178 that he was at the heavyweight limit. We told him he would have to go lose some weight and then found him at the buffet with a big plate of food an hour later.”

Hitz continued, “Montell didn’t want to let all the people down who had come to watch him, so he courageously signed a weight-differential waiver and took the fight anyway, knowing he was the superior boxer. But with that much weight difference, he was hitting Thompson right on the chin with no effect. The fact that Montell Griffin went ten tough rounds with a guy who was a full-fledged heavyweight by the time he got out of the buffet is a testament to the courage he’s shown his entire career.”

Hitz claims it may have been an unfortunate end to a career that was often mired in controversy. “Montell didn’t catch many breaks during his career and got shafted several times. I tried to give him a farewell sendoff befitting one of the best fighters Chicago has ever produced and now I feel like we should probably do it again with a much more professional opponent in the other corner. I’ll have to talk to Montell and see what he says. He is such an easy-going guy that he may just say screw it and walk away. If that’s the case, then I don’t blame him.”

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