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Rudi Pika

Discussion in 'football' started by badlands, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. badlands

    badlands the mercy seat

    Rudi Pika boxed Frank Bruno in Bruno's last amateur fight. Rudi kicked his arse. Very controversially Bruno got the verdict. (cos of his impending pro contract).

    Rudi was 16 at the time.

    A year later Rudi turned pro. He had 12 fights I think. Won them all. Beat Glenn McCrory too.

    No-one would fight him tho. He was too good.

    Bruno went on to be a heavyweight champion.

    20 years ago Rudi (who had left boxing, disillusioned) had become a plasterer
    and
    after he plastered his last wall,

    he sat down and slashed his wrists.

    He was 26.

    Sometimes life really, really sucks.

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