DiBella Drops Hamer For Quitting on The Stool, Again

By Jake Donovan

There was no sugarcoating Tor Hamer's actions versus Andy Ruiz in their HBO PPV-televised heavyweight bout Sunday morning in Macau (Saturday evening in the U.S), which served in supporting capacity to Manny Pacquiao's ring return versus Brandon Rios. A fun scrap turned anti-climactic when Hamer opted to remain on his stool rather than come out for the fourth round.

The act marked the second time in less than a year in which the New York-based heavyweight sought the nearest action in a televised bout. The same pattern developed in his NBC-televised co-feature with Vyacheslav Glazkov last December, bowing out after four rounds of action.

Hamer (21-3, 14KO) was given the benefit of the doubt by promoter Lou DiBella, who brought him back for two shows in New York City this year before securing another big payday for his fighter. Saturday night proved to be enough for DiBella, one of the few promoters who not only sees the sports through a fan's eye but holds his own fighters to same standards as his viewing audience.

"That is an embarrassment, Tor Hamer. Time to become a pilot," DiBella blurted out on his verified Twitter feed moments after watching his heavyweight quit. "Sorry to the fans. That is not (DiBella Entertainment).

Then came what is possibly a first in the sport - a fighter being fired through social media.

"By the way Tor, you are released," DiBella continued. "W(hat)T(he)F(***)!"

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lane99 on 11-24-2013

Hamer has options in life, so is not a good candidate for letting himself be beaten into a coma for our amusement. He can get on with his life now elsewhere. DiBella showed no class in how he handled it.…

Comment by SkillspayBills on 11-24-2013

He's not from New York. We don't claim him, we don't want him. He doesn't have New York heart or balls.

Comment by mathed on 11-24-2013

[QUOTE=DosRounds;13961136]wtf not being able to fight four rounds? I need to see that. He needs to get dropped if he never trained properly[/QUOTE] He had no problems in rounds 1-3 where Ruiz stood there doing absolutely nothing but as soon…

Comment by daggum on 11-24-2013

wlad should of had his purse suspended against povetkin. if only life was fair. one guy hailed as great the other as a bum who didn't want to fight.

Comment by -PANDA- on 11-24-2013

hamer is an ******* with no heart he always comes off as rude and snobby outside the ring and he doesn't even like fighting

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