Originally Posted by Visceral
They weren't in favor of Agbeko, they critacized Mares and rightfully so, for his repeated low blows. A boxer at this level has control of where his punches are going, he is trained to be accurate. Ref had his gead up his ass. Agbeko got the raw end and they recognized that, doesn't mean they were rooting.
Bernstein was openly in favour of Agbeko and even tried to say in ROUND 1 that the knockdown shouldn't have counted. He called it a "slip" and not a legit knockdown.
Thats 100% incorrect.
Bernstein was clearly favouring Agbeko and he displayed this in round 1, before the low blows even began.
I do admit that as the fight went on, there became reason to criticize Mora for his incompetence as a referee.
But Bernstein was clearly biased and favouring Agbeko... That was obvious even before the lowblows began.