Lol no you haven’t told us that one yet Will
Wait it is like I am being doubted.
Nah I hope you see I recognize the humor. I mention some small encounter with several people named on the thread.
Oscar was still with Team USA at the time. I remember telling people it was like watching a machine on the punching mitts. I truly was in awe.
Team USA was getting in some work in the gym before a meet with the Russian team.
I don’t doubt you. I just get a kick out of anytime some fighter is mentioned, past or present you have a personal story lol.
You should get a kick out of the time Henry Tillman threatened to beat me like ‘a rented government mule’
Please tell Lol
I was working at a car dealership in Fremont. In walks some slick looking dude and Tillman. I’m like wow Henry Tillman. No one else knows who the fuck he is. The slick guy is fast talking everyone. He’s trying to put on a fight at the Pleasanton fairgrounds and he’s there to see the owner about investing
tillman is passing out autographed pictures of himself and people are taking them but looking like who the fuck is this guy. I’m the only guy excited to actually get one. This is right after he lost to Tyson in Tyson’s comeback from Douglas
im excited to be talking to him when I ask him if he was retired. He goes ape shit screaming do I look retired muthafucka? He repeats it for nearly a minute frothing at the mouth while the slickster is holding him back.
When he calms down slightly he asks me how much I weigh. I say 190. He says good. That’s big enough for me. Let’s get you to a gym so I can show you I’m not retired. I’ll beat you like ‘a rented government mule’. My buddy who doesn’t take shit serious says ‘wow that would be some serious beating, you’ll probably be pretty tired when you’re done’. Good lord that sets him off even further and he wants to know if my buddy wants a piece too. My pal is literally 140lbs. The slickster and several other guys are holding Tillman back. They finally push him out the door.
Slickster comes back and apologizes. They come back next day. Tillman sees me and says he was praying that he’d see me there and offers again to get me to the gym to demonstrate that he’s not retired. This goes on for two more days. Finally on the fourth day he says how about just come down for some friendly sparring and he says it like we’re old friends. By then I’d made some calls and found out that he got his start boxing in the youth authority and was stil extremely active in the streets. Dealing, fighting, shootouts and was warned that he was not just dangerous as a boxer, but was a dangerous guy period. I was told don’t fuck around with this guy and watch myself walking to the car because he’s a fucking lunatic and will hide out and shoot you
i was giving a name to drop. When I mentioned that, he changes demeanor and says why didn’t you say that was your people? He owes me one because I was going to fuck you up if I caught you outside of here. Never saw him again after that. Saw in the papers that he got caught up in a lot of shit and did some time.