I heard it from one boxer, who was told by a promoter the Cuomo family would pick you. I guess they figured it is Mario Cuomo's son Andrew who might appoint you as did his Father.
My query was only here and an E-mail to you, that is it. Did not see any texts or FB stuff.
Glad to hear you enjoy the radio show, it was fun being on with you and Gerry, you do a good job.
As to the NYSAC lets be fair here based on irrefutable facts, despite both our past or present friendships with Melvina.
As to doing a good job, many issues glare out with the NYSAC et al and are being brought up in a legal forum not here now. So I will stick to one which is public knowledge according to all the writers in The Ring Magazine as to Melvina Lathan, Petrillo and the NYSAC absolutely not doing a good job or being honest about it in the Yankee Stadium debacle.
If Albany does not change things it is because it wants to be politcally correct not because it does not merit it and fast.
They have allowed under Gov Patterson Russo's friends from the Pataki regime to remain there in charge behind the scenes and worse.
For one thing when Melvina and staff continues to appoint Mercante jr based on friendship certainly not performance their judgment comes into question.
Whether he can one day learn to be a safe and capable referee when he grows up with more training is an issue that is gone forever now and steeped in the irrefutable facts of his legacy of in the ring negligence resulting in death and injury galore.
How many boxers does it take in dying or being ruined on the verge of death for the NYSAC to sit this poltical referee down. The NYSAC staff under Melvina and Ralph Petrillo still use him.
I think after the extreme over the top referee negligence which resulted in a boxer's death and the utter fiasco in Yankee Stadium, appointing Mercante junior to more work which was done 2 times after Yankee Stadium is not exactly doing a good job in the eyes of many.
Nor is taking direction from the onset of her appointment from the remaining Pataki appointees who have remained there and still reign there behind the scenes. It gives the appearance of being just a figurehead while their agenda of having their friends work there still is in place.
The Ring Magazine criticized her director of boxing Pataki's Ralph Petrillo along with her specifically for denying Mercante jr created a full blown fiasco in telling Yuri Foreman with a torn knee to "Suck it up son, " and then added his well known copied phrase from Gil Clancy his Father's best friend, "Who wants it more, " egging the injured fighter on with his ridiculous personal comments.
He has used that nauseating phrase many times in the ring which is not his job as a neutral referee. He is on tape making faces at the judges decisiions in disagreement with their verdicts in the Lewis v Mercer fight.
The judge he made the on camera face about was Melvina Lathan and she still uses him, that is not doing a good job.
Additionally the NYSAC allows him to actually tell the boxer how to fight, move this way, go that way? Are you kidding? That is on tape on You Tube, when I first saw it I could not believe it, yet NYSAC lets him work again.
His reward for a legacy of death and injury is for the NYSAC to give him more work? They appointed him to two more fights after the mess he made in Yankee Stadium. It bordered on megalomaniac lunacy according to every respected boxing writer.
They certainly have the films of Whitiker v Hurtado,
Cotto v Foreman,
Jones v Scotland,
Michael Bennett v Andrew Hutchinson, which has to be seen to be believed,
all the way back to Ruddock v Dokes,
Murray v Green,
Lewis v Grant
it goes on and on and they do nothing? That is not doing a good job as to him alone.
He then denied the chief second's wishes for the bout to be stopped and made the boxer fight himself into a major surgery and Melvina and Petrillo said it was ok?
Yes his Father and him with help from others tried to take my assignment on HBO away from me in DLH V Leija, behind the scenes with their frirends goint to the promoter Bob Arum and it is a part of a law suit, that being said,
The death of Scotland, Yuri Foreman being made to fight with a severe injury and all of the above can greatly be attributed to referee negligence and to the people who consistently use the worst officials no matter what they do.
With this guy NYSAC allows boxers to get really hurt, not just knocked down or out by one or two extra shots and get up and all is ok, but they get hurt or dead with this referee. They allow his personal comments on camera too.
When things become all political and others are running the show behind the scenes being a boxing fan, or a boxing judge who was given many assignments is not enough, you have to take a stand for what is right and they do not.