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Old 02-08-2013, 06:52 AM   #1967
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Default Re: **** Kirks ESB Championships ****

Williams beat Botha by UD10.

A horrible display of corruption.

Not the scores themselves (I had Williams slightly ahead) - it wasn't a traditional "robbery" in that sense - but still deplorable what happened.

It was a scheduled 12-rounder (announced as one on the broadcast; listed as 12 on Boxrec and @ the bookies) for the vacant WBA International Heavyweight title...but Botha started coming on strong in rounds 8-10 and was hurting Williams badly & frequently. Williams was holding like crazy, leading to point deductions against both men: Botha for hitting on the break and Williams for the holding itself. Williams was nearly KTFO in the 10th. All of a sudden, the bell rang to end the 10th and everybody poured into the ring as if it was all over. Scorecards were gathered and read.

They ****ing changed it from 12 to 10 so Williams could take it on points instead of getting kayoed.

Botha and his trainer couldn't believe it. They were told 12.
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