Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New York Daily News)   It's not news when two boxers get into a fight with one another, but it is when it happens at an Italian restaurant over a plate of spaghetti   (nydailynews.com) divider line 50
    More: Florida  
•       •       •

3032 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Aug 2014 at 12:05 AM (37 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



50 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-08-02 09:09:39 PM  
Six directors were seen racing to register the concept and title as "Rocky VIII
 
2014-08-02 09:35:17 PM  
Florida still has a "Stand your ground" law, right?
 
2014-08-02 09:49:25 PM  
lol this shiat is so fake this is y MMA is never gonna be mainstream.  haha great goign dana white, i bet u thought it was great to do a storyline where the angry black man wants into a restraunt and confronts the calm white guy but in the real world we dont put up with that racist crap.  so dumb.  at least when u turn on WWE you know the fight's are gonna be real.  thats why the referee has to count to ten when both men get knocked down.  its too make sure there okay.
 
2014-08-02 09:59:48 PM  
disneyparkhistory.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-02 11:21:45 PM  
Even worse, they couldn't agree on whether they would have a bottle of red or a bottle of white.
 
2014-08-03 12:07:06 AM  
Which one ran into the bathroom for the gun?
 
2014-08-03 12:11:27 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 12:11:55 AM  
Then you have the lost episode of "The Sopranos" instead.
 
2014-08-03 12:13:31 AM  

Mike_LowELL: lol this shiat is so fake this is y MMA is never gonna be mainstream.  haha great goign dana white, i bet u thought it was great to do a storyline where the angry black man wants into a restraunt and confronts the calm white guy but in the real world we dont put up with that racist crap.  so dumb.  at least when u turn on WWE you know the fight's are gonna be real.  thats why the referee has to count to ten when both men get knocked down.  its too make sure there okay.


So.... is this a troll post or are you retarded?

/Off to pitch the name of my new game show I just invented
 
2014-08-03 12:13:40 AM  
If for no other reason than it had to be fun to watch.
 
2014-08-03 12:13:41 AM  
Holy shiat! Was that penne arribiatta?
 
2014-08-03 12:14:10 AM  
Work.
 
2014-08-03 12:23:05 AM  
cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2014-08-03 12:25:40 AM  
In order to settle this dispute, the two manly men reeking of testosterone will eventually fight for a  purse.
 
2014-08-03 12:27:47 AM  
He just wanted more gravy.

/spread the wealth
 
2014-08-03 12:30:45 AM  
God damn! Now I want some spaghetti.
 
2014-08-03 12:31:43 AM  
From the looks of the bowl of pasta from the Flintstones, it seems legit.
 
2014-08-03 12:31:55 AM  
shannon briggs is a nutcase and he has never beaten a good or notable boxer (and that includes the ghost of george foreman)
 
2014-08-03 12:33:56 AM  
As soon as I saw this pic I thought of the sound monkeys make when they scream at one another.
static2.nydailynews.com
Douchebags.
 
2014-08-03 12:36:22 AM  
These types of pre-fight "confrontations" are as old as pro boxing, and have always been as staged and phony as pro wrestling.
 
2014-08-03 12:41:17 AM  
A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends on how you want to fight
I'll beat you anytime I want
In our Italian restaurant
 
2014-08-03 12:42:49 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [disneyparkhistory.files.wordpress.com image 850x479]


My first thought, but with the caption "moments before the altercation."

/Also, Cocker Spaniel and mixed breed, not Boxers.
 
2014-08-03 12:46:06 AM  

oukewldave: Mike_LowELL: lol this shiat is so fake this is y MMA is never gonna be mainstream.  haha great goign dana white, i bet u thought it was great to do a storyline where the angry black man wants into a restraunt and confronts the calm white guy but in the real world we dont put up with that racist crap.  so dumb.  at least when u turn on WWE you know the fight's are gonna be real.  thats why the referee has to count to ten when both men get knocked down.  its too make sure there okay.

So.... is this a troll post or are you retarded?

/Off to pitch the name of my new game show I just invented


Did you take creative writing classes in skool?

Grammar bad, head hurt now.
 
2014-08-03 12:49:04 AM  

Mike_LowELL: lol this shiat is so fake this is y MMA is never gonna be mainstream.  haha great goign dana white, i bet u thought it was great to do a storyline where the angry black man wants into a restraunt and confronts the calm white guy but in the real world we dont put up with that racist crap.  so dumb.  at least when u turn on WWE you know the fight's are gonna be real.  thats why the referee has to count to ten when both men get knocked down.  its too make sure there okay.


Is this youtube? Because this feels like youtube.

/then again, known troll
//still feeding
///need more slashies
 
2014-08-03 12:51:02 AM  

Mr. Ekshun: MaudlinMutantMollusk: [disneyparkhistory.files.wordpress.com image 850x479]

My first thought, but with the caption "moments before the altercation."

/Also, Cocker Spaniel and mixed breed, not Boxers.


fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net

She's a Cockerel Espanish-a girl.
 
2014-08-03 12:53:18 AM  

Mr. Ekshun: MaudlinMutantMollusk: [disneyparkhistory.files.wordpress.com image 850x479]

My first thought, but with the caption "moments before the altercation."

/Also, Cocker Spaniel and mixed breed, not Boxers.


NO SH*T?

/mods... I've made a terrible mistake
//please delete my joke
 
2014-08-03 12:56:25 AM  

InsaneJelloTroll: Mike_LowELL: lol this shiat is so fake this is y MMA is never gonna be mainstream.  haha great goign dana white, i bet u thought it was great to do a storyline where the angry black man wants into a restraunt and confronts the calm white guy but in the real world we dont put up with that racist crap.  so dumb.  at least when u turn on WWE you know the fight's are gonna be real.  thats why the referee has to count to ten when both men get knocked down.  its too make sure there okay.

Is this youtube? Because this feels like youtube.

/then again, known troll
//still feeding
///need more slashies


No no, it's Mike LowELL. He's like the poor man's Pocket Ninja, what Annie Sprinkle is to Banksy when it comes to performance art, what chainsaw sculpture is to Michaelangelo's "David". He IS Mike LowELL. Not to be mocked or cursed, but merely appreciated as the lowest common denominator of a fine art form, yet art it unquestionably is.
 
2014-08-03 12:58:25 AM  

oukewldave: Mike_LowELL: lol this shiat is so fake this is y MMA is never gonna be mainstream.  haha great goign dana white, i bet u thought it was great to do a storyline where the angry black man wants into a restraunt and confronts the calm white guy but in the real world we dont put up with that racist crap.  so dumb.  at least when u turn on WWE you know the fight's are gonna be real.  thats why the referee has to count to ten when both men get knocked down.  its too make sure there okay.

So.... is this a troll post or are you retarded?

/Off to pitch the name of my new game show I just invented


And the rest of us sit by the hole in the fence, chanting "...one...one...one...one...one..."...
 
2014-08-03 12:59:18 AM  
It's not spaghetti, it's linguini.

*SMASH!!*

Now it's garbage.
 
2014-08-03 01:00:26 AM  

Gyrfalcon: InsaneJelloTroll: Mike_LowELL: lol this shiat is so fake this is y MMA is never gonna be mainstream.  haha great goign dana white, i bet u thought it was great to do a storyline where the angry black man wants into a restraunt and confronts the calm white guy but in the real world we dont put up with that racist crap.  so dumb.  at least when u turn on WWE you know the fight's are gonna be real.  thats why the referee has to count to ten when both men get knocked down.  its too make sure there okay.

Is this youtube? Because this feels like youtube.

/then again, known troll
//still feeding
///need more slashies

No no, it's Mike LowELL. He's like the poor man's Pocket Ninja, what Annie Sprinkle is to Banksy when it comes to performance art, what chainsaw sculpture is to Michaelangelo's "David". He IS Mike LowELL. Not to be mocked or cursed, but merely appreciated as the lowest common denominator of a fine art form, yet art it unquestionably is.


I don't know if I'm totally on board, but I guess if I'm forced to appreciate art no matter how awful it is, I can appreciate that.
 
2014-08-03 01:02:15 AM  
Came for "The Odd Couple" reference -- leaving happy.
 
2014-08-03 01:02:25 AM  

The decline of boxing + the decline of viral video = this. This.

 
2014-08-03 01:02:47 AM  
Whats up, champ? Whats up, champ?
What you do, I do, champ. What you do, I do champ.
Fight me, champ. Fight me, champ.
You eat noodles, champ. I eat noodles, champ.
You bang Hayden, champ. I'll bang Hayden too, champ.


Stillrealtome.jpg
 
2014-08-03 01:15:03 AM  
I wanted to post the classic Mad Magazine cartoon of a man walking down the street repeating to himself "I do not look like a plate of spaghetti and meatballs" when [spoiler alert!] he actually did.

But I can't find it! Did the art of Don Martin die when it left my lawn?

American culture has degenerated into sordid mediocracy.

Thanks Obama!
 
2014-08-03 01:20:57 AM  
I've actually been to that restaurant, they have great gabba ghoul.
 
2014-08-03 01:46:52 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: These types of pre-fight "confrontations" are as old as pro boxing, and have always been as staged and phony as pro wrestling.


No kidding. And this is news today?
 
2014-08-03 01:57:40 AM  
s3.e-monsite.com
 
2014-08-03 02:16:36 AM  

Giltric: In order to settle this dispute, the two manly men reeking of testosterone will eventually fight for a  purse.


and a belt... while topless, covered in Vaseline, and wearing red gloves.

/giggity?
 
2014-08-03 02:25:18 AM  
I can't imagine the thought process of the people trying to break up a fight between those two. You have two very good heavy weight boxing champions about to go at it bare knuckles. How much alcohol or PCP does a person need in their system to decide they should go over and get between them and get them separated?

People don't realize just how hard a boxer can hit. Even the guys that weight 120lbs will knock you arse over tea kettle if they decide to. It doesn't matter how big you are or how tough you think you are. When someone does something for a living and have been doing it for 15+ years they are going to be a lot better at it than you are. Running in and trying to keep a couple of them apart can get you on a Darwin award list really fast. Either that or you might be up for a "Giant Brass Balls" award.
 
2014-08-03 02:26:56 AM  

He Who Shall Not Be Named: I can't imagine the thought process of the people trying to break up a fight between those two. You have two very good heavy weight boxing champions about to go at it bare knuckles. How much alcohol or PCP does a person need in their system to decide they should go over and get between them and get them separated?

People don't realize just how hard a boxer can hit. Even the guys that weight 120lbs will knock you arse over tea kettle if they decide to. It doesn't matter how big you are or how tough you think you are. When someone does something for a living and have been doing it for 15+ years they are going to be a lot better at it than you are. Running in and trying to keep a couple of them apart can get you on a Darwin award list really fast. Either that or you might be up for a "Giant Brass Balls" award.


Seriously

/I mean... knock yourselves out, right?
 
2014-08-03 02:33:13 AM  

kyuzokai: Giltric: In order to settle this dispute, the two manly men reeking of testosterone will eventually fight for a  purse.

and a belt... while topless, covered in Vaseline, and wearing red gloves.

/giggity?


I can't fap to this.
 
2014-08-03 02:53:49 AM  

He Who Shall Not Be Named: I can't imagine the thought process of the people trying to break up a fight between those two. You have two very good heavy weight boxing champions about to go at it bare knuckles. How much alcohol or PCP does a person need in their system to decide they should go over and get between them and get them separated?

People don't realize just how hard a boxer can hit. Even the guys that weight 120lbs will knock you arse over tea kettle if they decide to. It doesn't matter how big you are or how tough you think you are. When someone does something for a living and have been doing it for 15+ years they are going to be a lot better at it than you are. Running in and trying to keep a couple of them apart can get you on a Darwin award list really fast. Either that or you might be up for a "Giant Brass Balls" award.


As some other posters noted, this stuff is fake. At best, Briggs is genuinely trying to annoy Klitschko into fighting him. Boxing is made up of years of smack talk followed by (at best) an hour of fighting. The water pouring and the ranting are so pitch-perfect that it really seems likely that this is a publicity thing. Klitschko is a great boxer, but Americans don't really pay that much attention to non-Americans. The big payouts are in the US, so if Klitschko can find somebody like Briggs to fight, it will be lucrative for him. For Briggs, it's a no-lose situation as well, the pay would be good, the slight chance that he could win against Klitschko would be great, and if he loses at least people remember that he exists for a bit. So, I would bet it's an act.

Briggs knows better than to actually hurt nomal people, because if he did it would be the end of his career. Generally, pro boxers try to avoid "assault with a deadly weapon" (though far too many promenint ones have made an exception for their girlfriends, like Tyson and Mayweather).

/ Also, boxing is in 'decline' mostly in the sense that nobody wants to fight hard fights, and many of the best fighters aren't American
// like nobody wants to fight GGG, who's from Kazakhstan
/// and the big fights are on premium channels and pay-per-view so the audience is limited
 
2014-08-03 03:01:00 AM  
Leave the gun, take the spaghetti...
 
2014-08-03 03:33:23 AM  

He Who Shall Not Be Named: I can't imagine the thought process of the people trying to break up a fight between those two. You have two very good heavy weight boxing champions about to go at it bare knuckles. How much alcohol or PCP does a person need in their system to decide they should go over and get between them and get them separated?

People don't realize just how hard a boxer can hit. Even the guys that weight 120lbs will knock you arse over tea kettle if they decide to. It doesn't matter how big you are or how tough you think you are. When someone does something for a living and have been doing it for 15+ years they are going to be a lot better at it than you are. Running in and trying to keep a couple of them apart can get you on a Darwin award list really fast. Either that or you might be up for a "Giant Brass Balls" award.


Nothing in that video was real, so I doubt anyone was at risk.

Seriously, a completely empty restaurant just happens to have two boxers in it at the same time with no one else except wait staff?
 
2014-08-03 03:56:58 AM  
Briggs has pugilistic dementia, and should be in treatment - not running around loose. I can't imagine that any commission would clear him to fight.
The last thing he needs are any more blows to the head - especially from anybody named Klitschko.
 
2014-08-03 04:28:28 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mr. Ekshun: MaudlinMutantMollusk: [disneyparkhistory.files.wordpress.com image 850x479]

My first thought, but with the caption "moments before the altercation."

/Also, Cocker Spaniel and mixed breed, not Boxers.

NO SH*T?

/mods... I've made a terrible mistake
//please delete my joke


Well, it's an easy mistake to make with animation. Better luck next time.

//Doubling-down slashies!
 
2014-08-03 06:07:36 AM  
If you died for any reason related to spaghetti then you deserved what you got.
 
2014-08-03 07:39:03 AM  
Thatsa spicy meatball!
 
2014-08-03 08:31:08 AM  
I'll never be over that plate of spaghetti!

Giltric: In order to settle this dispute, the two manly men reeking of testosterone will eventually fight for a  purse.


And a belt, right? You gotta accessorize.
 
2014-08-03 11:03:20 AM  
Briggs is looking for one last big paycheck.    At his age he should probably look for a tomato.  The last time he fought a Klitschko (Vitali)  his skull got all busted up and he had to be hospitalized.  It was really a hard fight to even watch, he just got teed up on.
 
Displayed 50 of 50 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report