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Old 11-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #208
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Default Re: Is De La Hoya overated?

Originally Posted by young griffo View Post
Corners need to take more responsiblity in these instances as well.

Fighters by nature are brave, determined and competitive beasts and often times they wont quit no matter what they take. That's when the chief second should be brave enough to make that call and spare his fighter further damage.

I often think of Rid**** Bowe-Andrew Golota II and the absolute pasting Rid**** took. His corner would have been justified in my opinion in getting him out of there as early as round 2 because Rid**** simply couldn't defend himself from any punches. Sure he fought back because he's competitive and because he's brave and eventually he did get the "W" on his record but at what cost? His health and career was essentially ruined by what transpired that night and his corner was complicit in that as far as I'm concerned.

I doubt it would have happened with Eddie Futch in the corner.
Just like Mancini Vs. Kim , I dont blame that on the ref , I blame his trainer for lettin his fighter gettin beat like that
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