posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 08:31 AM
this is almost too good to be true...the 88 year old man was a good friend of the late max schmeiling...
'You picked the wrong man'
A young punk who tried to mug an 88-year-old picked the wrong man -- his intended victim turned out to be a former boxing champion who knocked the
attacker out cold.
"I was visiting a friend's grave when a young, long-haired man came up to me and demanded I hand over my money," said granddad Gerhard Brinkmann of
Halberstadt, Germany, who was the country's top lightweight boxer in 1936.
"I told him to come closer if he wanted it and, as he did, I landed a full-force right hook on his chin."