Originally Posted by hobgoblin
It was a COMPETITIVE but CLEAR win for HOLMES. Since Holmes is an ATG and Champion and Spoon was a young contender - people start adding handicaps. To demand the most from Holmes as champion, people overdo it. Just because he didn't KO 1 (exaggeration) Spoon, people have doubts. My first line says it all. Inicidentally, I have him round 9 (one judge agreed with me).
and the NY Times
had Spoon winning. Anyone that didn't have this fight very close is not to be taken seriously.