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Old 08-16-2007, 06:32 AM   #6
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Default Re: Who/What caused the riot at Bowe v Golota? and who won it?

Originally Posted by you OUT...SUCKA
A well respected member of Bowe's corner said it was all the Polish guys in the crowd waving their flags in the faces of the brothers. He also claimed he only attacked Golota after he had been threatened himself, he needed a black walkie talkie to fend off the raging Golota.

Bowe's manager, Paul Newman, denied causing the riot and it's hard to see why he was accused. The fighting in the arena lasted 20-30 minutes, I've watched it a few times and reckon the guys in the basketball shirts won. The best punch of the night was landed on a cameraman perched up on one of the pads in the corner of the ring. Foreman was trying to calm people down.

The riot was started by Rock Newman and Bowe’s security people when Rock Newman charged the ring. One of Bowe’s security people attacked Golota with his cel phone. After Newman and his security people stormed the ring, the fans started to fight, not before. Some elderly people were caught up in the craziness. It was an ugly scene. One little known fact George Foreman saved Jim Lampley from a beating.. One of Bowe’s fans wanted to start a fight with Jim Lampley. The “ don’t do it son “ lines were Formean telling that Bowe fan to stay away from Lampley.

While Golota disgraced himself with the low blow fouls, Bowe’s camp which was unquestionably under Rock Newman's control struck the match that ignited the riot. Newman was a real confrontational type from the Malxom X school of politics.

Newman and Bowe were banned from Madison square Garden for a year, and some of Bowe’s security people were arrested.
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