Advertisement
Advertisement

Adamek-Cunningham II Scoring Controversy Clarified

By Keith Idec

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — If you were confused on multiple levels after Michael Buffer read the scores from the Tomasz Adamek-Steve Cunningham rematch Saturday, that wasn’t at all your fault.

After Buffer informed millions of viewers watching on NBC and the roughly 2,000 people who witnessed the fight live that judge Dave Greer (116-112) scored it for Adamek and Tom Miller (115-113) had it for Cunningham, he initially announced Debra Barnes scored the fight 115-115, which would’ve rendered their rematch a draw.

The reason Buffer read the wrong score at first was because 115 was erroneously written in Barnes’ column Cunningham’s total points on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission’s official boxing ballot that was handed to Buffer. Greg Sirb, executive director for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, then misinformed Buffer again, telling him that Barnes’ score was 115-112 for Adamek. That was the score Buffer read the second time, when he clarified the fight wasn’t a draw and that Adamek had won by split decision, just before NBC went off the air.

Barnes actually scored the fight 115-113 for Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs), which still left him a split-decision winner over Cunningham (25-5, 12 KOs) in their 12-round heavyweight fight at Sands Casino Resort’s Events Center.

Barnes credited Adamek with winning seven of the 12 rounds — the second, third, fifth, sixth, ninth, 10th and 11th rounds.

Greer gave Adamek eight rounds — the first, fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth, 10th, 11th and 12th rounds. Miller credited Adamek with winning five rounds — the third, fifth, sixth, 11th and 12th rounds.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 12-23-2012

The judge was on the take.

Comment by Rip Chudd on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=daggum;12847878]you don't need experience to remember "make sure adamek wins"[/QUOTE] :lol1::lol1::lol1:

Comment by daggum on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12847826]surprised they assigned some1 like Barnes w/virtually no big fight experience except a few minor bouts the past few years...I had Steve winning 115-113...[/QUOTE] you don't need experience to remember "make sure adamek wins"

Comment by Body Movin' on 12-23-2012

this lousy judge, in the quiet words of larry merchant, ought to be pistol whipped.

Comment by deejd on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12847826]surprised they assigned some1 like Barnes w/virtually no big fight experience except a few minor bouts the past few years...I had Steve winning 115-113...[/QUOTE] I questioned that move as well considering she's only judge in NJ and only a few…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Early PBC on FS1 Results: Omar Douglas Stops Collado Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card Fury-Klitschko II Could Land in Late September, Early October Sergey Kovalev Discusses Training Camp For Isaac Chilemba Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 17 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado 30 Day Weights: Crawford 150.4-Pounds, Postol 145.5-Pounds Bob Arum Details Top Rank's Plans in China
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement