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Don’t bring a knife to a boxer fight

posted at 2:06 pm on August 6, 2013 by

You know, sometimes criminals are just really dumb. What happened when a punk brought a knife into the home of a retired boxer? I think you know the answer.

A knife-wielding burglar had a shock when he attacked a pensioner in his home – and discovered his victim was a retired boxer.

Senior citizen Frank Corti, 72, a former junior boxing champion is still a bit handy with his dukes.

And when he spotted the aforementioned intruder, Gregory McCalium, in his hallway he sprang into action and delivered two right hooks.

The blows were so powerful that McCalium, who had just lunged at Mr Corti with the knife, was left looking like he had been in ‘a car accident’.

The pensioner then restrained him until police arrived. He was jailed for four and a half years yesterday after a judge told him he had ‘got what he deserved’.

Like a boss.

If you want to see pictures of the car crash patient burglar, you can here.

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Clearly, we need more boxing control.

Chris of Rights on August 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM

That old cracker should be tried for murder

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faraway on August 6, 2013 at 2:10 PM

He Whoop Azzzzzzzzzzzz, old school.

trs on August 6, 2013 at 2:14 PM

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha *takes deep breath* HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!

Zexerz on August 6, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Feel good story of the day.

rbj on August 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM

The pensioner then restrained him until police arrived. He was jailed for four and a half years yesterday after a judge told him he had ‘got what he deserved’.

Wait, which “he” got jailed?

apostic on August 6, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Oh yeah! Failure to understand the difference between ‘predator’ and ‘prey’ is often the downfall of the petty thug. You go, Mr Corti!

GWB on August 6, 2013 at 2:32 PM

My problem is I wouldn’t have stopped at two punches.

Luckily the guy wasn’t carrying Skittles. I understand that’s a “get out of jail free” card.

Paul-Cincy on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Katie,

Check the date on the article.

;)

RarestRX on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

The blows were so powerful that McCalium, who had just lunged at Mr Corti with the knife, was left looking like he had been in ‘a car accident’.

The pensioner then restrained him until police arrived. He was jailed for four and a half years yesterday after a judge told him he had ‘got what he deserved’.

..talk about a “stinging rebuke”. Gotta love the judge and the prospect of this hemorrhoid spending the next 54 months sorting it all out.

The War Planner on August 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Did the boxer stand his ground?

krome on August 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Whoa, bitch. You got jacked, bitch.
/Stewie Griffin

The Evil Doctor K on August 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Katie,

Check the date on the article.

RarestRX on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

2009?!?

Shoot, the perp is just about done serving his sentence now.

Bitter Clinger on August 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM

‘I hope that the victim, and his wife, might now be able to put this ordeal behind them and get on with their lives.’

I think they might have things backwards calling the 72-year old the “victim”. :-)

SoRight on August 6, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Whoa, bytch. You got jacked, bytch!

/Stewie Griffine

The Evil Doctor K on August 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Punch back twice as hard…

Galtian on August 6, 2013 at 5:39 PM

McCalium = cool urban hipster.

Corti = old man.

I wonder what it must be like to grow up in today’s world.

I think this happened at Oxford (town), so I guess I’m not surprised.

jaime on August 6, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Katie,

Check the date on the article.

;)

RarestRX on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

OMG. 2009. There’s news, and then there’s olds.

Paul-Cincy on August 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I’m betting that just being used to punching people in the face counts for a lot in this kind of situation. I’m sure this guy had no hesitation.

Count to 10 on August 6, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Hasn’t this article been posted here before? WTF?

Also, “boxer fights,” no.

Capitalist Hog on August 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Gotta say it.
Don’t wear briefs to a boxer fight.

countrybumpkin on August 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

The pensioner then restrained him until police arrived. He was jailed for four and a half years yesterday after a judge told him he had ‘got what he deserved’.Wait, which “he” got jailed?

apostic on August 6, 2013 at 2:25 PM

It’s the U.K.

I assume the boxer was thrown in jail for having the audacity to defend himself.

malclave on August 6, 2013 at 9:19 PM

In A Flame of Pure Fire, Roger Kahn tells the story of a couple of New York punks who thought they found a easy target in a silver haired well dressed man in a declining part of town. Upon trying to mug him they both got hit hard and went down and refused to get up until the police could protect them from a seventy year old Jack Dempsey.

tmitsss on August 6, 2013 at 9:45 PM