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Old 12-20-2009, 08:21 PM   #43
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Default Re: the what fights did you watch today\scorecard thread.

Eubank vs Tony Thornton

Thornton:5,11, 12
round 2 even

commentators had Eubank winning by about 3-4 points i think.

Good competitive fight that both showcased Eubank's strong abilities on the backfoot and his discomfort when forced to fight at a consistently fast pace and work for the full 12.

It also had a similar pattern throughout.thornton marching forward looking like a poor man's Briscoe behind a good high guard, some headmovement and a heavy jab, then letting chopping rights and hooks go when he had Eubank cornered.

For his part, Eubank fought and countered consistently off the backfoot here.Lots of movement, controlling the distance with a variety of jabs and bodyshots.Looked very sharp and slick at times, yet tended to tire towards the end of a lot of rounds and turned his back and ran a few times late on that could have resulted in a point deduction from a sterner ref.

Thornton actually landed the heavier more eye catching punches in most of the rounds, landing some nice neck snapping right hands as Eubank attempted to turn him, or pulled away.Problem was those shots would usually come in 20 to 30 second bursts after being outboxed and heavily outworked for the first two minutes.Generally i didn't think it was enough to be winning the rounds.

He also tired just as badly as Eubank, and was badly rocked circa 10th.All in all a clear win for Eubank imo.
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