Peltz Your (Mouth)Guard(ian) Angel



Peltz Your (Mouth)Guard(ian) Angel

By Michael Woods

Consider this a public service, compliments of the Hall of Fame promoter Russell Peltz.

Boxers, listen up.

Do the right thing, and get yourself an A grade mouth guard, fitted by a pro, before your next bout.

Might save yourself a dentist visit, and an L..

Amir Mansour moving forward will heed the advice. The 43 year old heavyweight couldn't continue after round five of his PBC on Fox bout Saturday night, because he was feeling the effects of a fractured jaw, and a ripped tongue which required stitches inside and outside his mouth.

Whoah…Trainwreck inside his mouth…maybe that affected him and his stamina? What happened?

“Because he couldn't breathe right and was swallowing blood when he ripped his tongue in the second round,” Peltz told me, “when he bit it through his cheap-ass mouthpiece which he had no business using.”

From the mouth of one who has earned the right to dispense advice. File this under the: Save a few bucks now, pay later category.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.

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