PASTIME OR PASSION? As we go to press, Michael Hallett of the Band That Murdered Silence is undecided on whether to continue with boxing as a second career. Since the start of the year, he's had eight professional fights, winning 3 and losing 5:
Jan. 7—Eduardo Gaffney (Hartford), KO 3
Feb. 14—Tui Toia (Boston), KO 2
May 12—Dean Storyville (Portland, Maine), W 4
June 3—Prince Pudding (Atlantic City), L 4
June 26—Cletis Truesdale (Youngstown, Ohio), KO 1
July 6—Atlelea Kaihea (Cleveland), KO by 3
Sept. 13—Shane Vulva (Upper Marlboro, Maryland), L 6
Nov. 9—Benny "Kid" Paret (Miami Beach), KO by 1
Before you yell for him to throw in the towel, howev, keep in mind that quite a few ringsiders believe he should've got the nod in the Pudding and Vulva fights, losing both as the result of disputed hometown decisions. Had Michael copped those two, his record would now stand at 5-3.
The handwrite may NOT be on the wall yet at all. . . .
The Band That Murdered Silence play Old Pequilar Pub at 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. 13.