Re: List of horrible refereeing jobs that rarely get mentioned as being terrible
While it's rare that he turns in a bad performance, Steve Smoger in the Roy Jones Jr vs Denis Lebedev fight. Near the end of the last round of the fight, Lebedev pressures Jones near the corner and lands a flurry of punches, with a big right hook around Jones' guard that had Jones out on his feet. Jones was bent over completely but still standing despite being out, and so Smoger was hesitant to rush in because he couldn't tell that Roy was gone due to Roy bending over. As a result, Lebedev landed one more big right hook to Roy's head with Roy in a helpless position and Roy went down completely limp and was out for 5-7 minutes in a scary scene.