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Old 09-13-2007, 10:12 AM   #26
HitBattousai
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Default Re: Why do so many American fighters claim foul play

The ratio is different in America. There are plenty of dodgy decisions/antics here, but it's also by far the biggest stage for boxing, in terms of actual scope and variety of nationalities, and circumstances of fights generally receive more press, so bad decisions are less likely to occur(even though they still do). The fewer times a US fighter or a fighter of some other nationality has gone to fight in say, Germany, there's a better chance that something sketchy might occur in that situation than a fighter coming to America. Green/Beyer I, Ruiz/Valuev, etc, etc. The majority of the time this isn't the case, but the ratio is higher imo.

That said, I don't think there was any foul play involved in Witter/Harris.
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