Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Frank Warren on Hooker-Flanagan Scores, Tyson Fury, Murray

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Daily Star

TERRY FLANAGAN’S defeat by Maurice Hooker yet again exposed the problem with judging in boxing.

The Manchester man was in a very good but, crucially, close fight with Hooker last weekend in his hometown.

How British judge Phil Edwards scored it 117-111 for the American is beyond me. He certainly didn’t enjoy any home advantage.

hooker-flanagan-fight (9)

The scorecard of 115-113 in favour of Hooker was fair, but it could have also gone the other way, depending on what you liked from both men.

But poor judging is becoming a bigger problem and one that is not going away. The sport’s authorities need to do something about it.

When football referees have a bad game, they often suffer some sort of retribution. We didn’t let it spoil what was a very good card at Manchester Arena, though.

Tyson Fury got through his big comeback fight after two and a half years out of the ring with a win over Sefer Seferi.

We said from the beginning that he wasn’t going to go in with any world-beaters just yet and he is going to be taller than everyone he fights.

In this case, he was obviously much taller but height is not the criteria for a heavyweight.

Fury was nervous going in and then he got a good reception from the 15,000-strong crowd, so he played to them for a couple of rounds. 

Then he started throwing some shots and getting the rust out of his system. This is the first baby step back from serious personal and mental health problems.

There were also good performances from up-and-coming guys like Mark Heffron, Nathan Gorman and James Metcalf on the card.

Now it’s on to Martin Murray’s fight at the O2 next weekend after we secured American-based Mexican Roberto Garcia.

Murray was rightly frustrated when WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders pulled out through injury.

But in Garcia he will face a well-ranked opponent and it should make for an exciting fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HighLightReal on 06-16-2018

Here fishy fishy fishy fishy.

Comment by Madison boxing on 06-16-2018

why should he enjoy any 'home advantage'. and from what i heard 117-111 hooker isnt that ridiculous if u give him the edge in close rounds

Comment by The plunger man on 06-16-2018

[QUOTE=yammy25;18866415]Pi55 off Frank you boggle eyed ****..nobody cares about you.. your raggedy **** broke as **** promotion or your bullsh1tter excuses for a piss poor card and ripping off boxnation subscribers. Bellend[/QUOTE] Quote of the day ....p1ss off frank you…

Comment by Vinnykin on 06-16-2018

He said that it was a close fight, and it could have gone either way depending on what you prefer, but then he complains about the wide scores? Surely if it's a close fight but you prefer one fighter you…

Comment by yammy25 on 06-16-2018

Pi55 off Frank you boggle eyed ****..nobody cares about you.. your raggedy **** broke as **** promotion or your bullsh1tter excuses for a piss poor card and ripping off boxnation subscribers. Bellend

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Lomachenko vs. Crolla Ordered To Purse Bid on February 4 Demetrius Andrade Outboxes, Stops Artur Akavov in Twelfth Oscar Rivas Knocks Out Bryant Jennings in Twelfth Round Pablo Cesar Cano Destroys Jorge Linares in One Round Shocker TJ Doheny Stops Ryohei Takahashi in Eleven Rounds Shakur Stevenson Blasts Out Jessie Cris Rosales in Four Chris Algieri Holds Off Late Rally, Outpoints Danny Gonzalez Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne Nearly Erupt at Weigh-In Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Ready For War Amanda Serrano Blasts Voaberger, Becomes 7 Division Champ Overweight Tepora Replaced On PPV, Stripped of Interim WBA Title Top Rank on ESPN Early Results From Turning Stone Casino Photos: Maurice Hooker, Mikkel LesPierre - Go Face To Face Photos: Dmitry Bivol, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face in New York Pacquiao-Broner Weigh-In Results From MGM Grand Bivol-Smith 3/9 DAZN Show Heading To Turning Stone Resort Andrade vs. Akavov LIVE Results From Madison Square Garden Video: Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez - Trade Words, Face To Face Manny Pacquiao Guaranteed At Least $20 Million For Broner Bout Raja Amasheh: I Feel Like Amanda Serrano, WBO Stole My Title Akavov Sees Andrade Win As His Middleweight Lottery Ticket Jessie Vargas Wants Kell Brook Showdown on April 6 Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168 BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia Video: Badou Jack Ready For Marcus Browne Clash Video: Broner's Trainer Gives Take on Pacquiao Fight Video: Dillian Whyte Discusses Being a Free Agent, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement