Flunky Vs. Junkie Boxing Match
To Replay on E! Network Tonight
Front row (L-R): "Stuttering" John, Steve Weinberger, "Beetle King", Derek Panza, Don King
Back row: "Crazy Cabbie", hot chicks, some guy, Zab Judah, hot chick
After a couple months of hype, trash talk and training, the "Stuttering" John vs. "Crazy Cabbie" boxing match finally came to blows on May 31st at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Since John had absolutely no previous pugilistic training, he approached FCF’s illustrious Mouth of NHB seeking help. He got a hold of kickboxing champion Derek Panza and Steve Weinberger (owner of Bev Francis Gold’s Gym) and the trio set about making a fighter out of the beer-guzzling radio personality.
A scant two and a half months later, John stepped into the ring at the Taj a changed man. The Mouth’s bullying and badgering, Derek’s boxing drills, Steve’s conditioning routines, and hours of punishing sparring had paid off. John won a unanimous decision over his opponent — who had an almost 100lb. weight advantage — after 5 rounds. Constantly scoring with the overhand right to the grill, John impressed the judges, the fans and even his ever-critical boss Howard Stern. The event was broadcast live on Stern’s morning drive time radio show and aired later that evening on his E! Channel syndicated television show.
MMA Middleweight contender Phil Baroni joined the team the day of the fight to lend a hand in John’s corner. The "New York BadAss" turned out to be quite instrumental in inspiring John in between rounds.
Due in part to their success in training John, Derek & The Mouth have partnered up and will be opening a gym in Syosset New York in the coming months. The new facility will be geared towards private training. Many high-profile clients — including rap stars and radio & TV personalities — have already signed on.
The fight is scheduled to be rerun tonight on the Howard Stern show on the E! Channel at 11:00PM & 2AM EST (check your local listings).