Garry Tonon has been preparing for his fight against Gilbert Durinho Burns at Polaris with his controversial pupil, Gordon Ryan. The two have made the trip to England accompanied with their coach John Danaher.
To quote John Danaher this type of late stage prep is:
“.At this stage the training takes on the same character as the final stages of sharpening a knife – the hard work has been done – now it’s a matter of gently polishing the edge without removing any more metal – body movement and mental programming are the emphasis now, not physical conditioning or skill development. Mr Ryan’s training is still physical as he still has a week before his event. Building the athlete to a peak over time is key here.”
But being restless as he is he saw it fit to climb a Street Pole in London following an after training dinner with Tonon and Danaher.
Inspired by the poles in the street he channeled his inner gorilla and began climbing them, lamenting late Harambe as a crowd of curious onlookers gathered.
On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was grabbed and dragged by Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla. Fearing for the boy’s life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe. The incident was recorded on video and received broad international coverage and commentary, including controversy over the choice to kill Harambe. (source)
As per John Danher’s account:
“An American werewolf in London: After-training dinner with Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon is always an adventure. On the way back to the hotel Gordon Ryan saw a pair of poles in the street and immediately went to street ninja mode and began climbing them, screaming something about the memory of Harambe!! I always dread seeing things like this before a match, fearing accidental injury – maybe I am getting too old! Anyway – after paying tribute to Harambe,
Mr Ryan climbed down safely in front of an admiring (?) crowd of curious English people and not so admiring police officers and went to sleep – ready for another day of training”
He documented the event personally as well labeling it as “Hanging out in Poole”
He will be seen next in EBI 9 combating for the title against Vinny Magalhaes, Guybson Sa & UK star Daniel Strauss among others. Keenan Cornlius backed out of the event.