For a guy once memorably nicknamed the Mental Midget
by Don King to announce he was a girl was a jaw-dropper alright.
Surprisingly, it was a local mental midget
who shoulda known better who waltzed into the Krispy Kreme last summer, and used the old "pointy fingers under the shirt to simulate a pistol" trick, while announcing a robbery.
He's a mental midget
. If this is how he goes about letting you know he's into you, what would he be like as a boyfriend?
Lewis had to wait three years for his chance to get his title back against the same man, during which his then manager, Frank Maloney, was labelled a "mental midget
" and a "pugilistic pygmy."
But the pair even succeeded in driving the master promoter himself to distraction, with King famously flipping at one of his rambling news conferences and blasting Maloney as "a mental midget
" and a "pugilistic pygmy".
Don, who is no mental midget
, is conferring with the likes of Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton (or at least reading their works, since they are both dead) in search of the cure.
He has called Maloney a "mental midget
" and "a pugilistic pygmy" among other hurtful slights - but he now wants him to be his representative in Europe.
They were never short of a few cheap insults, and King admitted: "Yes, I used to call him a mental midget
and a pugilistic pygmy - but he retaliated.
"And the owner is a mental midget
with the IQ of a fence post/Cause the piano has been drinking/The piano has been drinking/And you can't find your waitress with a Geiger counter/And she hates you and your friends and you just can't get served without her." - from "The Piano Has Been Drinking"
Sure enough, our 17-year-old mental midget
and wanna-be Crime King showed up for his shift at work a couple of hours later, still driving the getaway car.
He said: "Marley once referred to me as a mental midget
and a pugilistic pygmy when I was managing Lennox Lewis.
DON KING fell into the arms of the promoter he once branded a "mental midget
" last night, insisting he will deliver the ultimate heavyweight title bout.
King once described diminutive Maloney, Lennox Lewis's manager, as a 'mental midget
' and 'pugilistic pygmy'.
One mental midget
manned the getaway car and played lookout, while our New Millennium Jesse James squared off in front of the door and pulled out a pistol.
Harding said: "Now I know why Don King referred to Maloney as a mental midget
. It was a pitiful comment but nothing more than I expected.