Originally Posted by lufcrazy
yeah I have seen the highlights but the full fight must be knocking about.
Basilio v Saxton 1
It was a robbery, I had it 10-5 Basilio. It actually reminded me of a high octane version of mundine v geale 2. Saxton tried being negative but his defence was too porous so even though he landed clean shots, Basilio would get in with huge clubbing blows and bully him, then when Saxton tried exchanging, Basilio would walk through him and out punch him.
Some rounds Saxton looked good snapping the jab, fast hard combos and getting out of range, but too often he left his chin out and Basilio made him pay. I can't see an argument for Saxton winning this one to be honest.
I've only seen the other Basilio-Saxon fights. Was the first as action packed as them?