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Month of June is going to be an exciting time in the Falls. ESPN's Friday Night Fights comes back to the Casino bringing the local homeboy Nick Casal to the main event fighting for a title. Nick Callenda will also be attempting to cross the Falls on a high wire. We had a chance to watch him practicing in the Casino boardwalk area. Hopefully I'll be able to get on once again as a Boxing Commission fight inspector. We'll see how it goes.
 

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Boxer Nick Casal Ambushed by Man Wielding a Golf Club; 300 Stitches & Staples Needed to Close Large Gashes in His Head

Boxing Jason McIntyre May 15th. 2012, 10:45am
Nick Casal, a junior welterweight boxing contender who lives in Niagara Falls, got a call from his girlfriend at around 5 am Saturday. She asked him to pick her up, but he didn’t recognize the address. It turns out she was at the home of her ex-boyfriend. Casal, who was slated to fight on ESPN2 next month, arrived at the address and was ambushed by the ex-boyfriend, who was wielding (allegedly) a golf club. Casal caught a vicious beating, as you can see from this photo. (If you’d like to see two other photos, go here; warning: they’re equally ghastly.)
He apparently waited for Casal in the garage, brandishing some type of metal implement, and then went on a sneak attack, according to Ray Casal.
He said his 145-pound son was struck by the assailant 15 or more times in the head and body.
For a few hours, doctors sutured numerous deep cuts to the side and back of Casal’s head. By the time doctors were finished, the young boxer’s wounds were closed by more than 300 staples and stitches.
Amazingly, Casal’s father told the Buffalo News his son suffered no brain damage. Police have yet to make any arrests. [Buffalo News]


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I heard about this Saturday and text a family member and they said "he's fine" like I knew what happened but I was inquiring about the incident itself... turns out they didn't want me to know anything.....the Casal family are great, hardworking, honest people and Nick works out 7 days a week and if there were 8 days in a week he would do 8 days a week. Boxing was his life, it is what he knew and what he was darn good at...crap, my other buddy in Buffalo who was a pro boxer just got in trouble with his vehicle a couple weeks ago too.........TLF and HM my condolences to you both........I'm just a little fuming that I had to find out through internet and not from 1st hand.....I'd like those cowards to hit me in the head and try knocking me around----they will get theirs!!!
 

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TLF, your friend, being that he has served in Vietnam, regardless has lived a long life as it is. Not too many people get to serve in a war and continue life up to this point. There aren't many guys that can walk and talk normally after serving during time of war. You can't ask for anything more than that. But just remember the good times /fun memories and that shall get you through those tough times. HM all you can do is focus on all the good times that you shared with your bro and all of the things that made him who he was.............Yeah there's a lot of angry punchers here in WNY and that's not a good thing when a fellow banger goes down!!!!!
 
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