Caution This Punch is Ugly – Video

Posted: February 14, 2011 by Paul Rai in Alberta Lacrosse, Box Lacrosse, Fights, NLL, The Lacrosse Program, Video

Two guys fighting in a lacrosse game is not the same as two hockey players fighting.  You do not get the traction on the ice that you get on a turf floor.  There is no slipping and sliding and what happens can turn ugly very fast.  The first video is from the Wings and Bandits NLL game where Paul Dawson takes on rookie Travis Irving.  Both these players are willing combatants and they are swinging hard.  The video is straight from the NLL website so obviously the league supports the pugilistic aspect of the game.  But I tell you, when I watch this fight I cringe.  That punch delivered by Dawson is devastating and scary.  I also give you the fight between Troy Bonterre of Rochester against Rory Smith of the Knighthawks.  Again a hard vicious punch by Bonterre, but Smith stays standing.  I have played against Bonterre and he is a monster of a man so a punch coming from him packs some weight.  These guys are tough guys and I respect the work they put in and the job they do.  I may not always like what happens especially when I see someone hit the ground, but I do nod my head to their efforts. That is a tough way to earn a few extra dollars.

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