Re: the what fights did you watch today\scorecard thread.
Eubank vs ray Close (1)
commentators had Eubank winning by about 4 to 5 points and were very surprised by the draw.A lot of peopel semed to think Eubank needed the knockdown to salvage a draw.
entertaining fight.Close was a decent, if mostly nondescript fighter.tidy, with a good jab and decent fundamentals, but more of a stiff workhorse/labourer than any kind of gifted talent.
Story of the fight was close's workrate and steadyness against Eubank's laziness, much greater physical ability and finesse.
he did switch of and let himself get outworked for a 3 round period, which made things even at the halfway stage, but for the most part i thought Eubank was as sharp as he needed to be, countered well and controlled things.A superb short inside uppercut almost got him a stoppage in the 11th, with close doing well to come back and take the 12th on sheer effort/workrate.
Bad decision imo.