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Old 08-04-2012, 08:58 PM #15
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Originally Posted by Medved View Post
At end of the day, a GREAT fighter will find a way to win regardless. There's a reason that that some of the ATG have been Olympic gold champs...

Wlad
Lennox
Ali

etc. When you got that pedigree you will find a way to adjust and win in AM system...

Some of these robberies happen because fighters not that dominant that its so obvious. The truly talented will get it done...
While I agree with the general idea of what you're saying, that really isn't the case exactly. Look at Roy Jones for example, he was completely and utterly, inexcusably robbed of a gold medal win against Park Si Hun. Roy turned out to be not only one of the best fighters in professional boxing, but a multi-divisonal champion with virtually incomparable speed and athleticism.

Roy dominated Si Hun, completely dominated him. There was LITERALLY no way you could excuse that. So, really, while I agree with "Great fighters find a way to get it done" that's not the case a lot of the time. I mean, look at the robberies we've had just recently in the pro's. INEXCUSABLE. There was NO way you could make a case for Rios to have even scored a draw against Abril, let alone a "win". There was NO way you could make a case for Williams scoring a win over Lara, and the list goes on.

So, like I said, while I agree with the general idea of what you're saying, a win is a win, a robbery is a robbery, and it's not fair to put blame on the fighters when the case is really incompetence, and so much as corruption on the judges part. If a fighter shows up, does his job, and technically wins a fight, the judges should at the very least do THEIR job, it's not that hard, and there job is even easier when you compare it to the fighters job. Just my opinion, though

By the way, Shawn, I thoroughly agree with your idea. I think that is a very valid point, and a great idea.
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