View Full Version : Very controversial stoppages/decisions that you agreed with?


Clegg
03-23-2010, 10:39 PM
I put 'very' in the title as it seems that every close fight is considered controversial these days.

For me it would be Cotto-Corley, which the majority of people felt was stopped too soon.

The HBO commentary team described it as 'disgraceful' and 'a hometown stoppage'. I personally had no problem with it. Corley was under pressure and took a knee, then got up and dodged a couple of Cotto's punches before taking another knee without even being hit.

IMO if a boxer takes a knee twice in one round, especially without even taking a punch, then the ref is right to call it off.

The only judges' decision that comes to mind is MAB-Morales 2. That doesn't really count as I've never scored it round by round, but my general impression was that Barrera did a good job of nullifying EM's offense by controlling range well and outboxed him for most of the fight. From what I've seen elsewhere, it seems that a large number of people regard this as a bad decision.

Thread Stealer
03-23-2010, 10:45 PM
PED use aside, Mosley-De La Hoya 2.

I originally thought DLH won. I watched it again and saw no problem with the decision.

Apparently, neither did most of the writers at ringside. They polled 28 boxing writers and only 8 thought DLH won.

Of course they didn't have the amazingly accurate and meaningful system known as Compubox, nor the wonderfully neutral commentary by HBO.

Southpaw Stinger
03-23-2010, 11:00 PM
Ali - Norton 3. Pretty contro, but I gave it to Ali. He pulled it out at the end.

bolopunchez
03-23-2010, 11:17 PM
Ali - Norton 3. Pretty contro, but I gave it to Ali. He pulled it out at the end.

I gave it to Ali, as well.

Every time I've watched the Leonard-Hagler fight, I've given the decision to Leonard.

geribeetus
03-24-2010, 12:03 AM
the big controversial ones this year, pwill beating martinez(by like one round), froch beating dirrell(one round), and guzman drawing with funeka. for the first half of the fight i think you could count the power punches funeka threw on one hand. same for dirrell. it's hard for a judge to give you a round when you only threw jabs.

oh, and taylor-chavez. even if steele had known there was less than 10 seconds left. it could've been 9 seconds, all chavez needed was 1 second to do real damage to taylor. we've seen how he talks today

lyle and ali. i agree lyle didn't look hurt AFTER the fight. but the ref wasn't in lyle's shoes. all he saw was a man getting hit flush, hands down, not defending himself. what was he supposed to do?

rsf
03-24-2010, 06:12 PM
mcauley vs blanco I, is a decision i agreed with

a stoppage would be chavez taylor I

Southpaw16BF
03-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Floyd Mayweather vs Jose Luis Castillo I

Pretty close fight, but not a robbery and I fought Mayweather won last time I watched it.

One more round
03-25-2010, 02:19 AM
Floyd Mayweather vs Jose Luis Castillo I

Pretty close fight, but not a robbery and I fought Mayweather won last time I watched it.

Same here.

sonnyboyx2
03-25-2010, 03:59 AM
I gave it to Ali, as well.

Every time I've watched the Leonard-Hagler fight, I've given the decision to Leonard.

i agree with you, i can never see a case for Hagler or Norton

cooper5
03-25-2010, 04:36 AM
I thought Holmes beat Tim Witherspoon by two points but my friends and debate the win sometimes.

Telepath
03-25-2010, 04:37 AM
Ali-Norton III, which is kinda surprising given that Ali himself thought he lost.

Chavez-Taylor I.

Thread Stealer
03-25-2010, 04:59 AM
Ali-Norton III, which is kinda surprising given that Ali himself thought he lost.


I read in an interview that Shavers said that Ali fairly won their fight.

I don't agree at all. I had it 9-6 Shavers.