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Old 12-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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Default Re: parrert vs griffith death match

Originally Posted by Woller View Post
It was not easy to be Rudby Goldstein. The Turpin-Robinson was stopped too soon and the Griffith-Paret too late. I can however see a difference. Turpin was hurt but trying to sway away from punches with his back to the ropes. He was not firing back, so by todays standards the stoppage was not a second too soon. In the case of Paret, he did not try to get out of the way of punches and was just a standing target that could not defend itself, and did not even have the chance to go down. If the referee failed to do his job, the corner should have been on the ring apron with the towell or should even have entered the ring to save their fighter.
"The win has a lot of parents" - "The loss is a lonely child"
Hopeles translation,but I hope you get the meaning.
Robinson was actually missing with most of those shots ,as Turpin swayed and moved his head.

It's possible that Goldstein was, as he said ,mindful that Paret was known to come back and win fights after being under heavy fire . If this was so it is a dubious mindset for a referee to adopt because he should in theory just see two pairs of shorts in the ring ,and not let personalities into his judgement , easier said than done.
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