Archive for May, 2005
© Marc Wickert www.knucklepit.com
photography: Joshua Hedges
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The original Huntington Beach Bad Boy is definitely back – and kicking. On the eve of Mother’s Day, and before a packed house at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena, David “Tank” Abbott took just 1.22 to knock out Wesley “Cabbage” Correira with one of his huge right punches that he had previously described as a 600-lb sledgehammer.
For the first half of this interview, David is at his hotel in Honolulu, sitting in a bar with his buddy, “Bird Dog”, the day after the Correira fight. “I f**ked Cabbage right up. It wasn’t a KO, it was a TKO: a Tank Knock Out… Hold on one second… I’ve got to take a sip of my drink, and my right hand is hurting… Alright, I’m back. No, I f**ked that guy up the way he should have been knocked out the first time. I don’t know, because I haven’t seen it (the video), but people I’ve been talking with have said it’s one of the best knockouts they’ve seen in a long time,” says Abbott.
Billy Hull of the Honolulu Star Bulletin wrote the witty headline “Tank Shreds Cabbage”, and stated that the crowd, which was “unanimously in the corner of local boy Correira when the fight started, was stunned after Abbott left Correira in a heap in the ring.”