Originally Posted by deanrw
Did you guys actually watch the fight or just assuming? I watched the fight and it was close and competitive. I had it a draw with the point deductions, even though they were shady. Marquez should have won it if the ref would have been fair.
It was a competitive fight, much more so than the talk would have you believe. The point deductions were blatant home town cooking though. I don't feel any of them were warranted.
It was kind of a Sven Ottke situation. He was good enough to be competitive, and the referee took care of him and made sure it was a win.
I mean Marquez was told to keep them up basically every time he touched the body. It was very clear that the ref didn't want Marquez to slow down John, and its no coincidence that the deductions came when Marquez was coming on strong.