Originally Posted by El Angel
Ward beats Kessler when and wherever this fight took place. He's the better fighter.
Yes, that's probably true. It's also completely missing the point. Just because a fighter is better and wins by breaking the rules absolutely does not mean he should be able to get away with it. He was getting major hometown favouritism from the ref while breaking the rules. Whoever would have won anyway is besides the point. You can't do it and shouldn't be able to get away with it.
Originally Posted by Freedom.
I don't remember and sneaky hitting off the break or deliberate headbutts in the Tszyu-Hatton fight.
There was one nasty deliberate low blow by Hatton, but at least the UK ref deducted a point if I remember correctly.
Hatton was rough, but was never nearly as dirty as Ward.
He didn't. I don't even think there was much of a warning. Certainly no point off.