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NSAC Stand By Bradley-Chaves, Herrera Scorecards

By Edward Chaykovsky

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett has reviewed the scorecards from last Saturday's HBO televised tripleheader from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Bennett says he is standing by the controversial scoring in two of the three contests.

Timothy Bradley and Diego Chaves ended in a twelve round split draw, in a fight where nearly everyone saw Bradley as the clear winner. And then a World Boxing Association super lightweight title fight between champion Mauricio Herrera and Jose Benavidez Jr., where the challenger got a dominating unanimous decision over twelve rounds - and most saw Herrera as the clear winner.

The score that drew a lot of critics to complain was the card of Julie Lederman, who had Chaves winning 116-112. As far as the other fight, Dave Moretti had it 117-111 Benavidez, while Max DeLuca and Eric Cheek ad it 116-112.

“When you look at the scoring of both fights, the judges were in the majority 86 percent in the Bradley fight and 83 percent in the Herrera fight,” Bennett told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “That’s a pretty good job. Julie was in the majority in all 12 of her rounds. I thought the Bradley-Chaves fight was an aggressive, hard-fought, forward-moving fight. There were a lot of close rounds. The judges also told me that Benavidez landed the more accurate scoring blows and did so more frequently than Herrera.”

"I understand where the fans are unhappy and the media saw it differently. But a few things. First, these judges are very experienced, and they’re trained to watch the entire three minutes of every round. Two, they are right in front of the action and have a better vantage point than the fans and most of the media. Third, there’s no vested interest on the part of the judges as to who wins, while the fans are rooting for one fighter or the other.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MrFynest on 12-19-2014

Filing a complaint for a controversial decision is a waste a time. I do feel bad for Herrera as the guy just can't seem to get a break. I don't feel bad for Bradley, would've actually preferred if they had…

Comment by Teetotaler on 12-19-2014

[QUOTE=jas;15206996]no she wasnt keith kizer stood by her decisions they both were forced to retire probably because mayweather wanted them to[/QUOTE] I doubt mayweather has that much power. Maybe haymon

Comment by jas on 12-19-2014

[QUOTE=Truth.;15207002]Anyone know where I can watch/download the whole HBO card from December 13? I've seen bits and pieces of all the fights but I wanna sit down and watch all of them properly. Any help would be appreciated.[/QUOTE] Video trading…

Comment by Teetotaler on 12-19-2014

Not really surprising

Comment by Levity on 12-19-2014

The 'majority' logic is horrible. If one judge ****s up it's bad, but if at least two ****k up then it's a legitimate score?

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