Originally Posted by salsanchezfan
..........So if you had Hagler winning by only two points, would you then agree that that constitutes a close fight? By definition, how can any fight that close going one way or the other be considered a robbery?
I didn't score it at the time...I am only estimating that Hagler won by a two or three point margin. Of one thing I am certain: Hagler deserved to win.
My answer to your question is that a fight can be close yet still be unquestionably in favor of one contestant.
As I recall, most of the rounds won by Hagler were very clear cut in terms of Hagler's dominance. I don't think there should be any question that Hagler won more rounds than Vito did. In terms of the final scorecard, that should have translated into Hagler having the fight in his pocket after fifteen rounds. This is true even in spite of Antuofermo taking control of the bout in the later rounds.