Originally Posted by T-97
I agree, he wasn't a 'beaten' fighter as such. But he had shown nothing in the first six rounds to make the ref or doc give him the benefit of the doubt, i'm sure they would've been more likely to let it carry on had he been throwing a punch here or there, but he made pretty much no attempt to mount an attack of his own.
Although, I do agree, the cut was pathetic and not one that should be considered fight ending, but I'm just glad the fights over. We all knew it was a crap match up, it was a crap fight, now hopefully we get a meaningful match up!
Everybody knew beforehand that it was not a competitive match-up. Still the fight was made and McCloskey should be allowed to walk the line. This was a world championship.
Otherwise they should have stopped it before the referees instructions.