09.26.06

Not Since “Buster Douglas Boxing” For The Sega Genesis Has The Sweet Science Tasted So Sour

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Director Uwe Boll challenged his critics to a fight. 15 of ‘em, incredibily, accepted. From CNN.com, link courtesy Sam Frank who describes Boll’s “BloodRayne” as “abysmal. ‘Alone In The Dark’ is worse.”

First in the ring with the director — now dubbed “Raging” Boll — was Richard Kyanka of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, webmaster of www.somethingawful.com. He entered the ring clad in Stars and Stripes shorts.

“You are harboring a terrorist,” he said of Boll to the Canadian crowd of about 600. “You are all guilty.” Boll, grim-faced, KO’d him in the first round.

Jeff Sneider of Los Angeles, a journalist with Ain’t It Cool News, went down in a technical knockout in the first round after his trainer threw in the towel.

He said Boll, 41, had told him it was just a joke, a public relations stunt.

“Then he started beating the crap out of my head,” he said. “I think he’s a jerk. This might be PR but I don’t want to keep getting punched in the head.”

Chris Alexander of Toronto, Ontario, a horror-move journalist with Rue Morgue radio and magazine, also went down in a knockout, but not before making an artistic statement.

While on the receiving end of a series of blows to the head, Alexander took Boll aback when a stream of blood spewed from his mouth. It turned out Alexander had taken a page from Boll’s filmmaking book; the blood was fake.

“I had the fake blood in reserve,” he explained.

2 Responses to “Not Since “Buster Douglas Boxing” For The Sega Genesis Has The Sweet Science Tasted So Sour”

  1. WeWanttheFunk says:

    Yours Truly was ringside for this stunt, there to cover the sanctioned bouts that were to follow.
    Not a big Boll fan, but it was pretty sweet watching some of those snotty, smug geeks get pounded.
    The only one who thought he had a serious chance of winning was the last fighter, Minter, who’s mom was ringside, complete with genuine angst and terror – the likes of which are yet to show up in a Boll movie crowd. Boll must have had 60 lbs on the kid.

  2. Jay says:

    I can’t wait for the GC/ Will Leitch Texas Cage Death Match.

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