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Bruno on Boxing
by Joe Bruno-Former Vice President of the Boxing Writers Association
December 14, 2000
News Item: Tony 'El Disgratiata' Ayala Jr. arrested again for breaking
into a young woman's home in the middle of the night. But this time, the
woman fought back, shooting 'El Disgratiata' in the shoulder.
And the first thing that comes to mind, Ayala's lucky the young woman didn't
shoot the sexual deviate in the balls.
Cus D'Amato once said, 'A person isn't born with stripes, then suddenly dies
with polka dots instead.'
Ladies and gentleman, I give you Tony Ayala.
Nicknamed 'El Torito' by fawning fans and his offensive father Tony
Sr., Tony Jr. was first arrested for sexual assault when he was only fifteen
years old. He attacked a young girl in the ladies room of a drive-in theater in
his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Ayala raped the poor girl, then roughed
her up and left her beaten and bloodied on the bathroom floor. But
because avaricious boxing individuals felt Ayala's ferociousness in ladies
bathrooms might translate into big bucks for all those involved in his boxing
career, 'El Disgratiata,' got off with a wink of the eye and a slight slap on the
wrist. Probation with no prison time included.
forward to New years Day 1982. This time Ayala, hopped up on booze and assorted
drugs, broke into a woman' s home in Passaic County, New Jersey.
Ayala blindfolded her, tied her hands, and held a knife to her throat. And
then, he raped that poor girl too.
But this time Ayala was caught, tried and convicted, and sentenced to 35
years behind bars, living with bigger and badder brutes than himself, some
of whom are also inclined to force themselves sexually on weaker human
beings. ( I must note here there is no evidence Ayala raped again while in
prison. Nor is there any evidence that this scumbag was beaten up and raped
himself. But one can only hope, can't one?)
Due to the poster child of enablers, Brian Raditz, Ayala's psychologist in
prison and presently his manager (Talk about conflict on interest and
appearance of impropriety), Ayala somehow did only 16 years in the pen. In
April of 1999, Ayala was released from prison, supposedly all cured and
contrite for past sexual transgressions against the fairer sex.
Yeah and if you believe that, I got a Florida voting machine for sale at a
The Passaic County prosecutor Marilyn Zdobinski wanted Ayaya to serve his
entire 35-year sentence.
"He's an incorrigible animal," Zdobinski told The Bergen Record of New
Jersey. "There was something about him that you knew the violence was never
going to end."
Andrew Consovoy, a former member of the New Jersey State Parole Board, told
The Bergin Record when Ayala was released in April of 1999, "I could see a
scenario where, if he ran across a female who wanted to be nice to him ... if
I were her, I'd be very afraid," Consovoy said. "Is it likely to happen
again? I'd have to say yes."
Raditz was such a great influence on Ayala, both men were recently seen
frequenting booze-ladled strip joints in the San Antonio area. I guess Raditz
feels the required treatment for a repeated rapist known for getting the hots
while wacked out on booze, is to hang out in joints where liquor flows like
Niagara Falls, and naked women gyrate their bodies in such a manner to make
even the Pope pop a boner.
The promoter who signed Ayala to a four-fight, $1 million contract when Ayala
out of prison, was so aggravated by Ayala's nocturnal habits, he refused to
resign Ayala to another contract last month.
Early this week, Ayala got itchy again and began wandering the streets of
his home town of San Antonio the middle of the night.
Was he looking for an all-night Seven-Eleven?
I think not, unless that Seven-Eleven was located in the house where two
young woman slept with two young children.
One of these women, 18-year old Nancy Gomez, was sleeping on a couch in
the living room when the 'Night Crawler' entered. Luckily, Gomez was a light
sleeper and she heard the intruder enter the house. There are conflicting
reports as to weather Ayala entered through the unlocked back door, or
through a window. Suffice it to say, Ayala was not in possession of a key.
Gomez ran into the bedroom and woke up Sandra Gutierrez, who with her
boyfriend had taken Gomez into their home until Gomez finishes high school in
May. Gomez frequently worked out in a gym owned by Ayala's father and that's
probably where the younger Ayala got his hots for the teenager.
Gutierrez, 28, grabbed a .45-caliber handgun from the closet and searched
through the two-bedroom house until she found a man standing against the wall
in the laundry room.
"I told him, 'Don't you (expletive) move or I'll shoot you,"' she said. "Then
I saw who it was."
Gutierrez said she had seen Ayala once before, when he had dropped Gomez off
one day at their home. At the time, Gutierrez' boyfriend, John Hogan, warned
Gomez to stay away from Ayala. Hogan, a nurse who works the graveyard shift,
was not home at the time of the break-in. Gutierrez' 9-year-old daughter and
7-year-old son were asleep on bunk beds.
Gutierrez said she screamed at Gomez to call the police. Then, before she
left the laundry room to get dressed, she handed the gun to Gomez, saying
"You stay right there. If he moves, shoot him."
Gutierrez told the Associated Press, "I was worried for her, for me and for
And rightfully so.
Gomez said she asked Ayala what he was doing in the house. "He said, 'Baby,
I'm here to talk to you."
"He put his hand in front to get the gun away from me," Gomez said, "And I
bullet entered and exited Ayala' s right shoulder. A more seasoned female
might have aimed for Ayala' s cold heart, or for sexually-related sites
below the belt. But 'El Disgratiata' caught et another break.
What cracks me up is seasoned writers, who should know better, actually
believed Ayala and Raditz' pap when they said Ayala was a new man, who had
exorcised his past demons.
Guys, Ayala was in prison the past 16 years, breaking bread with the lowest
of the lows. Not getting holy guidance in a freaking monetary. What did you
expect? St. Anthony to emerge?
don' t give me that bull that Ayala is innocent until proven guilty. The
man raped twice, and one of those was on a breaking and entering in the
middle of the night.
Ayala most likely wanted to do it again, only this time, before 'El
Disgratiata' had a chance to get his filthy paws on Gomez, she did what all
woman faced with the same horror wished they could do. She fired a gun point
blank, the hot lead searing through a lustful lecher's filthy flesh.
As of this writing, the usual apologists are wringing their hands, lamenting
the problems of a total waste of life named Tony Ayala Jr.
Me, I'm going to raise a tall toast to the young lady who had a gun. My only
regret is that Ayala is still around to rape again. Hopefully, the
surroundings in which Ayala spends the rest of his miserable life, limits
his prey to criminals behind bars. Not women sleeping safely in their homes
in the middle of the night.
Barring the inexcusable actions of a breast-beating liberal judge,
who regards the criminal's right over those of their victims, the 'Night
Crawler' phase of Tony Ayala Jr.'s life in the outside world has come to
People in prison threatened sexually tend to fight back. A shiv in the belly
could punctuate the ending of Tony Ayala Jr.'s last fight.
Double-flush the toilet when it's over.