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Boxer suspended after ridiculous dive

By The Pugilist at EuroSport, Yahoo!7 February 15, 2013, 10:09 am

A boxer has been suspended after clearly taking a dive in a fight against a former NFL star.

Nicholas Capes was at a big size disadvantage as he took to the ring against former Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards.

After circling the ring for 13 seconds, Capes flung himself dramatically to the ground when a punch was finally thrown in his general direction.

The Secretary of State of North Dakota, Al Jaeger, has now suspended the fighter who hails from Iowa.

"As we move ahead, we'll take appropriate action as the investigation review unfolds,'' Jaeger told The Forum.

Capes was drafted into the fight as a last minute replacement. Traditionally he fights as a cruiserweight and did not realise the scale of his task before stepping into the ring with the much bigger Edwards who fights as a heavyweight.

The events promoter, Cory Rapacz, admitted he felt guilty about the whole incident.

"I feel terrible for him," Rapacz told WDAY-TV.

"He got scared and looked for a way out."

It was the third fight of Edwards' career after six years playing American Football in the NFL.

He has won all three fights.

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  1. 07:27am Tuesday 19th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    like i said areel a pedantic little swine

  2. 07:25am Sunday 17th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    seems as though i hit a nerve with areel and another dimwit called rooster............now rooster you could only be offended because you are an alta ego of areel and areel you pedantic little swine, CRAWL BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK IN YOUR SAND PIT, IS THAT BETTER. its always fun upsetting loosers like you two whingers, thenk you both for putting a smile on my face

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  3. Sir Frank Slapper03:45pm Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I can't understand why presumably "licenced" boxers train & live like animals to condition themselves to this way of life. Then throw fights, fail drug tests & accept bribes. NFL guy, this match ruined your career as well, the moment you saw his stat's, no bell's ringing, didn't look obese for his height at all in your opinion? The fact that boxing commision doesn't stop this nonsense discredits those who love it, and raises more questions than it answers.

  4. Areel12:07pm Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    4 hours and 22 minutes till the mighty Black Caviar scorches the turf at Flemington. Time for a toohey beer me thinks ! Kindest regards Areel

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  5. 09:00am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    dont you all know that areel and steve are the same person it is just two of the personality's that live in the same warped brain he is also cj and quite a few other of the other dimwit's who post on here and try to pretend he is someone else i really feel sorry for someone like him suffering from a multiple personality disorder as he does and being that dim that he regurgitates the same tired old lines all the time without the mental capacity to think of anything new i mean how his family must suffer with the shame of having to wipe the drool off his chin and change his dirty smelly nappie although how they tell the difference between the chin and the a rse is the real mystery as they both look and do the same thing which is dribble #$%$

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  6. Jeffrey08:59am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    could have a career in WWF.....almost realistic....almost

  7. Ugnisaet07:56am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Just got to love sport you can bet on, no concerns none at all

  8. ben h07:42am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    where was this guy when Mundine was looking for a chump to fight Sonny Bill...

  9. wan07:37am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Areel, did you have to practice being stupid, or were you born that way?

  10. Adam07:28am Saturday 16th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    That's just funny. You cant sanction a fight with that size difference anyway lol