Tough Duty

Cat gloves are smaller.

Cat gloves are smaller.

You think it’s easy what I have to do every night? You got no idea.

It's an old time ritual. Aged trainer puts gloves on the champ. See Rocky.

It’s an old time ritual. Aged trainer puts gloves on the champ. See Rocky.

The opponent has beaten everybody in three townships.

They call him "El Tigro Knock-You-Off-Your-Ass-O." Undefeated in 147 county fights.

They call him “El Tigro Knock-You-Off-Your-Ass-O.” Undefeated in 147 county fights.

But Elliott is undefeated too. He just doesn’t go out much. He has laps to see to. And dogs to sleep next to. He’s a 7-2 underdog. We couldn’t even afford a good threatening picture of him.

He told the photographer to F___off and stormed out for a nap with Raebert.

He told the photographer to F___off and stormed out for a nap with Raebert.

Then there was the fight. Which ended this way.

Monster Thor Killer of Mannington knocked cold after a 36 second fight with Elliott. The red stuff is what's left of his gloves.

Monster Thor Killer of Mannington knocked cold after a 36 second fight with Elliott. The red stuff is what’s left of his gloves.


Elliott’s winning gloves will, of course, as usual, be available for auction on e-bay.

Elliott. Hands a little swollen after the thirty punches he threw in the 36 seconds of the fight.

Elliott. Hands a little swollen after the 30 punches he threw in 36 seconds.

Winning isn’t everything. But it sure is one thing.

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