The world dad rankings were thrown into disarray this weekend when World's #1 Dad Glenn Thompson of Oak Park, Illinois, was floored by a brutal combination in the 6th Round of his bout with Michael Gutierrez, who entered the fight as World's #8 Dad.
Most dad experts saw the Gutierrez as little more than a tune up for Thompson's scheduled November bout against Tim Scott, the 2nd ranked dad. But that match is now off and dads are lining up to take on Gutierrez who now surprisingly takes on the the title of World's #1 Dad.
"This is a dream come true," said Gutierrez, who fathers out of Milton, Delaware. "You dream of being World's #1 Dad, but I don't know if you ever really believe it can happen."
Gutierrez celebrated his new status in style, sporting a World's #1 Dad hat and t-shirt. He also got a World's #1 Dad coffee mug and mouse pad.
"I want to enjoy this for a little bit, but then it's back to work," he said. "I know a lot of people want the title of World's #1 Dad. That honor is earned. It's not just some title people throw around like it's nothing."
Thompson's defeat in a fight he entered as a heavy favorite is the biggest surprise the sport has seen since April 2009 when Elmer Lyons, the undefeated, undisputed World's #1 Grandpa, passed away during a fight.