Nicholas Capes, the man who took that hilarious dive against Ray Edwards in their February 9 fight, has been suspended indefinitely from boxing in North Dakota.
According to the Pioneer Press, Combative Sports Commissioner Al Jaeger is for some reason taking this whole thing extremely seriously and has done a video review and continues to investigate. What is left for Jaeger to investigate we don’t know, but we’ll let Jaeger do his thing.
In Capes’ defense, he was a last minute fill-in boxer who had no idea he would be fighting the much larger Edwards.
Event promoter Cory Rapacz says Capes was a last-minute replacement for a couple of no-show boxers and didn’t realize what he was getting into before he got into the ring with Edwards, a former Vikings defensive end. He says officials expected Capes to try but says the backlash against Capes is unfair.
These “officials” should probably realize that their little fight club isn’t that serious.