Originally Posted by New England
the fight wasn't fixed. scott wasn't professional.
could he have continued at 10? absolutely. did he do what he needed to do to beat the count outright and prove to the ref that he was ready to fight? nope.
I disagree, most refs stop the count when the fighter gets back up. It takes a good couple of seconds to look at the eyes, hold the gloves, ask "are you ready" or "are you ok", then ask the fighter to walk to him. If refs did what you suggested then many fighters should have been counted out after taking the mandatory 8 count because it took more than 10 seconds to assess the fighter.