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Old 09-11-2007, 01:10 PM   #31
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Nelson's a great pick for sure, but i have to disagree and state the Fenech fight was an utter robbery. Nelson fought gamely off the ropes that night but was overwhelmed. Azumah was ready to go at the end and one more round would have done the trick.
I can understand someone saying they thought Fenech won (I too had it 7/5 Fenech if memory serves me right.), but it was closer than most think and I could understand the draw. IMO Fenech may of felt hard done by; but Nelson was champion and the decision was not a robbery.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:21 PM   #32
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although an offensive fighter nigel benn was very dangerous when backed up against the ropes.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:43 PM   #33
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I can understand someone saying they thought Fenech won (I too had it 7/5 Fenech if memory serves me right.), but it was closer than most think and I could understand the draw. IMO Fenech may of felt hard done by; but Nelson was champion and the decision was not a robbery.
WE'll have to disagree, i thought it was a absolute robbery as did 90% or more of the boxing fraternity. One prominent authority called for judging of the judges to be brought in post fight due to this decision. The champ can't keep his title just because he doesn't get knocked down or out. From memory i had Fenech by 4.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:09 PM   #34
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If anything you should expect more from the champion than challenger.

IT's the "he has to TAKE the title" mentality that encourages half assed hometown champions and gift decisions.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:12 PM   #35
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The best I've seen off the ropes is Wilfred Benitez
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