Originally Posted by Mantequilla
Giardello was never in control of the Carter fight.
He was second best on the inside throughout the whole bout and looked slow and faded
Very close fight.
I actually thought Carter won that fight quite handily, scored it 10-5 for him on the rounds basis. And whoever it was that said Carter was a journeyman at best doesn`t know what they are talking about. You do not blow out fighters like Floro Fernandez and Emile Griffith in one round apiece, decision George Benton, Holly Mims, Jimmy Ellis and hang tough with the likes of Dick Tiger, Luis Rodriguez x2(who he knocked down in their first meeting) and Joey Giardello in losing efforts if your no more than a journeyman at best. Carter was a legitimate contender in the middleweight division for some time, until his inner demons and alcohol abuse ruined his career.