Originally Posted by Caper
I completely disagree with you man... I mean a total 180 bro, Steve Smoger is one of the best Ref's in the game he'll allow just enough holding and clinching to keep the bout running as smooth and fan freindly as possible. Steve knows boxing and he knows Hatton's strategy and he will let Hatton do a bit of hugging and clinching but he will not let it linger to long. Its an excellent blend of controlling the fight without being the third fighter in the ring. Cortez in my opinion takes way to much initiative in a bout.
Well we can agree to disagree...I have just seen too often when Smoger makes himself too big a part of the fight.
I think that you can agree though that the choice of ref is gonna make a big difference with these guys based on their styles?