Former Falcons Ray Edwards Boxing Opponent Nicholas Capes Suspended For Taking A Dive | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Former Falcons DE Ray Edwards Boxing Opponent Suspended For Taking A Dive

by Glenn Erby | Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
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As we reported a few days ago, former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards is now boxing and taking fights where ever he can get them.

Edwards recently had a fight in barn located somewhere in North Dakota.  Edwards won that fight, but only after his opponent took a dive, and was dropped by the worst phantom punch in boxing history.

The Associated Press is reporting that Edwards opponent that night, Nicholas Capes, has been suspended indefinitely for taking a dive.

Combative Sports Commissioner Al Jaeger says a video review of the fight between Nicholas Capes and a much larger Ray Edwards clearly shows Capes was not hit before he dropped to the canvas. Officials are continuing to investigate.

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.

I would hope Edwards and his promotional team had nothing to do with such a farce of a fight.  We can only assume that Capes didn’t expect Edwards to be as big as he was, and calmly bowed out, before receiving any injuries or hard blows.

Here is a clip of that terrible dive for all those who may have missed it.  Nicholas Capes should be suspended forever.

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