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Punchy- Fighter claims broadcast of old fight is ruining his life

A former heavyweight fighter is suing ESPN.

Here’s the deal. Boxer Joe Frazier’s last opponent is suing ESPN Classic, claiming the broadcast of his fight has basically ruined his life.

Floyd “Jumbo” Cummings filed suit in Randolph County, Illinois, claiming by broadcasting the fight without his consent, ESPN Classic sought to “annihilate and destroy the seclusion of my private life …”

In the suit, Cummings says prior to the broadcast, he “Lived a quiet and private life, free from the prying curiosity which accompanies either fame or notoriety, withdrawn from the public gaze, free from the insatiable interest of the great mass of people …”

Cummings claim of ESPN ruining his life is interesting particularly in light of the fact that he is serving a life sentence in a Illinois prison for armed robbery.

I guess Cummings is just another fighter who took too many punches to the head.

Hat tip- Don Surber

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