By Pedro Fernandez
SPECIAL TO WWW.BOXINGSCENE.COM
GARCIA GETS CALIFORNIA JOB, THEN HAS IT TAKEN!
The long-awaited announcement of the new Executive Director of the California Athletic Commission was NOT announced because the man Vice Chairman John Frierson didn’t want to win, did just that and won! On a 3-2 vote, with 1976 Olympic Gold Medallist Bruce Jenner casting the third vote, Armando Garcia, a Cop and Referee from Florida beat out San Diego Cop and Referee Pat Russell.
OUTRAGED CHAIRMAN THOUGHT HE HAD THE VOTES!
Not only was Frierson, who listens to the banned in Nevada, California Referee Marty Denkin, soundly defeated on Russell, he lost the “Frierson Rule” which for years was the “Denkin Rule” in that he wanted to have five-second warnings ending rounds instead of ten seconds! Buffoon-like Denkin, stood up at the Commission meeting of 2-22-05 and said his rule would prevent riots! Can you believe that bullspit?
LATINO GARCIA HAS YET TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Frierson was so outraged at Garcia’s selection, he and Chairman Mears, who was the other Russell vote, that they are trying to put on another vote in March! The rules say more than four members, and the vote is Official! The Frierson, Mears, & Denkin move is patently illegal. And Frierson and Mears need to know that two California Senators were advised of this illegality on Friday afternoon! I also notified the U.S. Justice Dept. on Friday of what I perceive might be a “Violation of Civil Rights.” I mean Armando Garcia wins 3-2, and because the guy who retired from his San Diego Police job last week Russell, because he didn’t, they want to nullify the Vote!
CALL & EMAIL GOVERNOR ARNOLD RIGHT NOW PLEASE!
People, you the boxing fan, you cannot allow such a crime to occur. Imagine having an Election, not liking the outcome, and calling for another one? Please call Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at 916-445-2841, and ask “The Terminater” to deal with Mears and Frierson. The honorable California Commission would like to hear from you on the subject of “Fair Play & Democracy” I’m sure. You the fans have had a voice with Arnold as each and every email counts! Drop the Commission and Governor Arnold a line ASAP at email@example.com