Originally Posted by Bill C84
I don't quite know how the board can deem him fit to fight? They might argue that he's passed all of his medical and there is nothing stopping him?
Surely that's when common sense plays a part?
It has to be a factor.
Depending on your point of view, common sense and perceived truth don't really factor into the decision, which is arguably more fair. Ultimately it needs to be based on evidence and, if he passes the medicals, he should be entitled to box.
But using your eyes does tell you that Earl is as shot as can be... he lost three on the trot, one to fringe world level (at that time) Katsidis, then one to rising prospect Khan, and then to Henry Castle, who was a domestic level guy.
All three were by emphatic stoppage, and his solo winning fight since then was to a clear domestic "opponent" at welter.
He hasn't had a genuinely good win since Yuri Ramanau (who he was lucky to get the decision over, IMO). Anyone with eyes and a brain can tell you there's no advantage to him coming back.