|12-14-2009, 04:33 AM||#1|
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Did you ever hear this about Tim Anderson(I know who?)
Tim Anderson was a journeyman fighter who lost to the likes of Jimmy Young, George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Pierre Coetzer. But he got involved with the wrong Promoter along the way.
Tim "Doc" Anderson was a journeyman boxer who fought under promoter Elvis Parker, a shady character who allegedly was involved in fixing fights, among other things.
Parker planned to move Mark Gastineau, a former NFL player, up the ranks to a big payday against George Foreman. (Several of Gastineau's opponents later came forward to admit they took dives.) Anderson was to be the tenth "opponent" Gastineau would fight. Anderson refused to take the dive and issued a severe beating to Gastineau instead. Gastineau took two standing 8-counts and was dropped for a nine-count in the fourth round. "He had nothing," said Anderson. "He is a football player. Another one bites the dust."
In the December 1992 rematch, in the middle of an investigation about the supposed fight fixing that Parker was staging, Anderson became very ill. His corner men did not show for the fight, and instead he had men work his corner he did not know. He also did not drink the bottled water he asked for, but rather water given to him in paper cups byt these strange cornermen. By the second round he had become extremely sick, and was KO'ed in in the sixth round. Anderson was found in his hotel room later that night lying on the floor. Doctors said he was poisoned but could not treat him unless they knew what the poison was. Anderson was sick for some time.
Anderson confronted Elvis Parker with the the intent to either get the answers he needed or he would kill him. The latter scenario played out. Anderson unloaded his six-shooter in Parker, then reloaded two more bullets, and popped them in Parker, too. Parker died.
Tim Anderson was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
|12-14-2009, 07:01 AM||#2|
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I remember this and I also remember when Anderson fought Larry Holmes, after the fight Trevor Berbick was yelling insults at Holmes and Holmes did a flying drop kick on Berbick. It was a very funny moment and was aired on all the news.
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