Originally Posted by MagnaNasakki
It's prizefighting, man. An ickle bit of cheating happens each round, much less each fight. The referee is there to reign it in, penalize a guy who gets excessive, or end a fight if a fight, in essence, refuses to fight fair.
Even Mills Lane let a bout go on after a huge bite. Referee discretion IS a rule. I have a problem with the whole "Shoulda been DQed" mindset. "Coulda been DQed" is valid, but should isn't really on the balance of the thing. It's on tthe ref.
Cheating is cheating , it isnt" gamesmanship",its taking a dishonest advantage and its been in boxing for ever and in most other sports too. Matt Franklin as was ,had his cut stopped by a Monsels solution type substance, he was in danger of losing by tko , his corner cheated simple.
Conteh came up against this versus Matte Parlov who entered the ring with a ridiculous coating of plastic skin on his eyebrows and was allowed to fight with it.
Conteh himself would stick the nut on you given the smallest chance, but imo, he was robbed in both those fights.