(There doesn't seem to be a photo of Brock Aleksich, so I posted this video instead. Enjoy. Unless you're dumb.)
When you find a headline that reads "Butte Boxer Arrested During Match," you laugh. Then you decide you absolutely have to read the article.
This is what you find when you do. From the Billings Gazette:
"Police arrested 36-year-old Brock Aleksich after the second round of the Club Boxing match during Evel Knievel Days when he allegedly made repeated obscene gestures to the large crowd. Aleksich of Butte faces a possible misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
"Aleksich was boxing Bobby Moreno of Butte just after 9 p.m. in an outdoor ring at Galena and Wyoming, when many in the audience started chanting Moreno's name in the first round. During a break in the fight, Aleksich removed his gloves and made the obscene hand gesture to the crowd, according to the police report.
"In the break before the second round, officers on scene came to Aleksich's corner and warned him not to do that again or he would be arrested. Officers were concerned that his actions could cause the crowd to become rowdy and create a disturbance, according to the report.
"Police allege Aleksich made an obscene gesture to the crowd again during a break in the fighting in the second round."
There are no if's, and's or Buttes about it—boxing needs to wipe out such filthy gestures. It's a shame Aleksich got himself arrested—it sounds like the crowd wanted to see Moreno land a few punches flush. That's a really crappy way to end a fight. Aleksich must have had a brain fart.
These jokes stink. (I'm glad I'm not from Butte. It probably never ends.)
My name is Timothy Rapp, and I put the "grrrr" in Swagger.