Kenny Rainford v Brian Sutherland



We all love the all action wars from fighters like Arturo Gatti, Diego Corrales and and Evander Holyfield however sometimes boxing is at it's most amusing when someone just can't fight. In the case of American Brian Sutherland (0-1 entering the bout) things were just none stop hilarity at least in his second bout against Liverpudlian Kenny Rainford (then 2-1, 1).

Prior to the bout Sutherland was apparently an unbeaten street fighter (which would believable enough if he was having fights with little old ladies and toddlers) and was apparently making his professional debut (it was later discovered that he had fought previously). Despite his claims it was obvious from the off that Sutherland had no idea to fight (or how find a hairdresser).

Within seconds of throwing his first punches, it was blatantly obvious that Sutherland wasn't going to stand a chance at anything other than a comedy act and he made life incredibly easy for Rainford who caught him with accurate and clean shots every time he threw.

Sadly the comedy came to an early end with Sutherland comically falling after being caught by a straight right hand and failing to recover to his feet.

Thankfully the fight (films as part of a USA Tuesday Night Fights show) has been spread across the internet allowing us to all relieve the comedy of the fight which turned out to be Sutherland's final bout as a professional. For Rainford it was his highest profile bout before he retired in 2000 with a solid but unspectacular record (11-3, 6).

The fight below (sadly with foreign language commentary) is thanks to madboytv
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