Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Steven Norman Carlton (he pitched from 1965 to 1988 for six different teams in his career) arm-wrestles with an American professional boxer, Joseph William Frazier(he competed from 1965 to 1981), and Philadelphia Phillies catcher, James Timothy McCarver (he played from 1965 to 1988 for four different teams in his career) as a referee, or he is helping Carlton to defeated Frazier.
A few days ago an "incident" occurred in the armwrestling world. At the Polish Armwrestling Cup, an armwrestler who was dissatisfied with a call hit a referee. He was immediately disqualified, but that did not stop his temper: he wanted to fight the referee and waited for him outside by the doors, shouting expletives.
WAF Head Referee, Leonard Harkless, has commented on this situation:
"The federation would need to discipline the athlete and should do so. That is beyond anything that I have seen in the past and should not be allowed to go unchecked" - Leonard Harkless.
It was a mater of time, I knew that Polish Armwrestling Federation will react accordingly, and it will be an example and serve as a caution for others. The last thing armwrestling needs is hooliganism, like sometimes occurs in football / soccer. Yesterday on October 10th, 2018, the athlete has been suspended for one year (starting from October 7th, 2018).
A starting list for the 40th World Armwrestling Championships, which will be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 13-20th of October 2018, hosted by Turkish Armwrestling Federation, represented by it's president Niyazi Kurt.