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Old 07-01-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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i was thinking they should start getting boxers to be refs?

that would be pretty awesome. obvioulsy choose a boxer who isnt affiliated with the 2 combatants, but any pro boxer with loads of experience will know all the dirty tactics and should know how to ref??
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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Bernard Hopkins would be a good choice for a future referee
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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why cant he do it now?
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:14 PM   #4
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why cant he do it now?
Would you take a referees purse when you're a millionaire with business commitments as well as boxing commitments?
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I agree that we should try to get ex journeyman pro's as referees though.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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boxers should ref there own fights old school style
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Mills Lane was a boxer.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:59 PM   #8
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that wouldn't work, they could easily reach for a steel chair while the boxers are stuck in a corner.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:01 PM   #9
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Randy Neumann used to be a boxer, Richard Steele too.... most of them i think.

But the actual retired champions were not always good.

Jersey Joe Walcott did a bad job in Liston-Clay II.. Joe Louis, as much as i like him, did a pretty average job in Quarry-Frazier II.
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Would you take a referees purse when you're a millionaire with business commitments as well as boxing commitments?
call me naive, but i dont think they would be doing it for the money

its like commentating and stuff, they do it just for the honour (im sure they get paid but not much). why wouldnt they want to ref in the biggest fights going?

e.g. in floyd vs oscar, imagine if lennox lewis was refereeing.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:03 PM   #11
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Most referees were boxers.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:36 PM   #12
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bad boxers mostly i dont see many champs wanting to ref fights
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:38 PM   #13
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i was thinking they should start getting boxers to be refs?

that would be pretty awesome. obvioulsy choose a boxer who isnt affiliated with the 2 combatants, but any pro boxer with loads of experience will know all the dirty tactics and should know how to ref??
As far as I know -- not that it's a requirement -- but most refs have been fighters, at some level or other.

I'd like to see more ex-pros as judges, they might better recognize affective agression.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:40 PM   #14
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call me naive, but i dont think they would be doing it for the money

its like commentating and stuff, they do it just for the honour (im sure they get paid but not much). why wouldnt they want to ref in the biggest fights going?

e.g. in floyd vs oscar, imagine if lennox lewis was refereeing.
Maybe but I guarantee Lennox gets paid more for announcing than the referee does for his nights work. Plus refeering just for honour when you've been world champ? I don't see it. Also to stay sharp and effective they couldn't limit themselves just to the biggest fights, referees need skills too (movement, timing etc)
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