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Shaw Shreds Rivera For Hopkins-Dawson Draw Score

by David P. Greisman

As exultant as promoter Gary Shaw was in victory after Chad Dawson took the light heavyweight championship from Bernard Hopkins on Saturday, he still made sure to direct some ire at the judge who had scored the bout a 114-114 draw, Luis Rivera. The other two official judges scored it 117-111 for Dawson.

“To Luis Rivera, the judge that had it even, you’ll never do one of my fights again if I can help it,” Shaw said in the aftermath.

“One of the things that hurts our sport — people have eyes, and they can see, whether you’re a fan of one fighter or the other, you want a fair fight. You want the person who won it in the ring to win it. I always say if you lose a fight, we want to lose it in the ring. We don’t want to lose it on a bad scorecard. He came close. I’m glad that they read his score first. In the end, it was good.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrClutch85 on 04-29-2012

No problem with Rivera score Draw watching the fight slowing it down Dawson landed a few clean straight lefts a couple of right hooks but B-hop blocked the majority of his punches B-Hop was landing some clean jabs sneaky right…

Comment by Oh you out son on 04-29-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12058325]How you can score this fight a draw I simply don't know. Why are so many judges so incapable?[/QUOTE] you are incapable

Comment by Osirus022 on 04-29-2012

[QUOTE=Boxingtech718v2;12058343]I must admit when I heard the first Card I thought the fix was in and Dawson was going to get robbed.[/QUOTE] That's exactly what I had in mind once I heard the 1st one too, I was already ready…

Comment by edgarg on 04-29-2012

I agree with Shaw, but the figures were 114-114 not 113-113.

Comment by IronDanHamza on 04-29-2012

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;12058336]Every main event fight has at least one. It's going to happen again this weekend.[/QUOTE] You might be right! :lol1: Don't see it though.

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