To get some respect?
Why do people hate Kermit Cintron?
I've received a bunch of emails saying he deserves an Oscar (not De La Hoya) for his acting job after falling out of the ring. Are you people insane?
Watch the tape. As soon as he hits the table, he grabbed the back of his head, even before he fell off of it and to the floor. If he were looking for a way out, that was some mighty quick improvising. Robin Williams would be proud.
I know what I'll do -- I'll get caught up in an awkward clinch and as I spin out of it I'll do a triple lindy out of the ring and grab the back of my head so that everyone believes that I'm hurt.
People also seem to forget that right before the clinch that led to the accident, he rocked Williams with a counter right hand. Williams was hurt, which was why he clinched to begin with.
Lastly, all reports say the doctor ruled that he couldn't fight after he saw how he landed. Whether you believe Kermit's protest that he wanted to fight, doesn't matter. It was the way he landed that convinced the doc he "needed to get checked out"
Has Kermit had some weak moments in fights before? Absolutely. He wilted against Margacheato, when he was probably getting hit with loaded gloves, and he seemed to quit against Martinez, but the bout was allowed to continue.
But this was not one of them. It wasn't even close.
I know Kermit. He may be a lot of things, but a good actor is not one of them.
Oh, and another thing. Goosen Tutor and the California State Athletic Commission need to answer why those ropes were so loose. That was inexcusable.
Lastly, 4 round to nothing Williams?! I had Cintron up 3-1. I could see 2-2. There is no way that Paul Williams won 3 rounds.
All Kermit does is fight people no one else wants to -- Margarito, Angulo, Martinez and Williams. Why can't he get some love?