Originally Posted by On The Money
Away and find some soap ya clown. Lewis was allowed more license in that fight than the BBC gets in a year.
With all piss-taking removed, I think it was good to see a fight where the ref allows the fighters to punch and fight their way out of those situations. It's a bit of a lost art in heavies IMO.
Now they just sort of flop into a clinch and stand there aimlessly.
This wasn't a Michael Grant - hold the neck and uppercut - style holding. Both guys were doing it, but only one was fighting during it.
In the late rounds Vittles was doing all the holding.
More guys should punch in clinches. Would have been a better tactic for Haye than that awful collapso thing he did to try and stop Wlad clinching.
Steward spoke after the fight about how sneaking the right hand down in a clinch for the quick uppercut was something they'd worked on in the past.