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Old 11-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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Default Re: which foreign fighters have been robbed in BRITAIN

Not a straight up robbery, but I had Dirrell soundly beating Froch. Same type of deal as Rios-Abril, I guess.

Not a robbery, but Hatton got some help with his shoelaces vs Lazcano.

I've seen a ton of EBU/Commonwealth level fights where the British fighter got massively wide scores in a fight that arguably could have gone either way. Barker-Belghecham, Cleverly-Mohammedi, ***ton-Bayaar, etc. Too lazy to go through the memory banks, but there have been plenty. There haven't been as many title fights along those lines simply because there haven't been that many instances of UK fighters making solid defenses at home over the past decade or so. Not to mention that a few UK referees (John Ian Lewis being the biggest offender) have made it a habit to stop a fight against the foreigner when the fight has no business being stopped.

I'm not saying it's any worse in the UK than elsewhere though.
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