Originally Posted by Russell
It's simple, Russell. Morales could have conceivably won the fight based on his work rate. The fight was close, and it ended up a Split decision. No corruption, no other reason than Morales edging out a close fight. Most of the fans sit down and score the fight for Marco because he was inflicting more damage, but there's still some who score it for Morales...Bill Butcher and his mother.
Rounds 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 could have genuinely been scored either way in my view.