Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fact of the Day: Dumb Idea Boxing

In 1949 a skilled boxer named Gus Waldorf decided to be in a special boxing match. Except his opponent was not a man, but a full-grown bear. They muzzled the creature and covered his claws with boxing gloves. Despite the handicap, the bear eventually was the winner of the match. 

12 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

I feel bad for the bear, but I'm glad the bear won.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing!

Huggybear said...

Not what you'd call the brightest of persons.
Am I surprised - NO.
B J Hunnicut M.A.S.H. 4077 Australian Medical Corp.

DEZMOND said...

what an utter idiot... hope the bear ate him for dindins after it

Margaret D said...

Good grief, that certainly wasn't the brightest thing to do.

Pat Hatt said...

Must have took one too many hits to the head already

stephen Hayes said...

Good for the bear. I'd think they'd be better at wrestling than boxing.

HRBennett87 said...

I...I....goddamnit people...I'd be interested in knowing how long this guy lasted against a bear. Can't imagine it was very long.

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, what an idiot.

Christine said...

what an awful thing to do!

Martha said...

Good for the bear. I hate that humans torment animals this way.

bj said...

interesting