…please stop offing my idols. This Summer has been pretty piss-poor thus far. That doesn’t just apply to the inclement weather – in Britain, that’s a given. There’s been too many high-profile passings these last few months. Beyond the obvious departees, boxers Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti and Vernon Forrest were found dead in suspicious circumstances from gunshot wounds. Gatti’s career had come to a conclusion, Arguello’s was long over and Forrest was on the comeback trail. While premature death places all three in the amber capture of eternal cultdom among fight fans, it’s been a brutal and unnecessary time.