Originally Posted by vacon04
It doesn't matter, he was receiving some brutal shots and was not punching back.
It probably would have been stopped if Wlad didn't decide to hold after every combo. Wach was still protecting himself and able to continue so the ref made the right choice. Wlad tired himself out and if Wach was a bit of a better fight we could have had a exciting end. If referee's jumped into stop every fight where the fighter is in trouble we wouldn't have had the great fights like Corrales v Castillo or Ward v Gatti.