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Old 07-28-2009, 05:51 PM   #16
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One 'stinker' early on could set the tone. What if people think the "robbed" fighter misses the finals by one point and the "robber" makes it by one? We have seen some bad decisions of late. In most cases the public wants a rematch. Not likely to happen in this format. What if someone is truly robbed? What is their recourse. With the general public, perception IS reality.
If a fighter is "robbed" (and I'm sure we'll have one fight where ignorant douche bags will cry robbery), I'd just root for them to lose in the next round. Sides with the way this tournament is spread out there's no "missing the finals by a point"....if you handle business in your other two fights, you have nothing to worry about. 4 fighters will get to the finals, which means if you win 2 out of 3 you stand a GREAT chance to sneak in.

I wouldn't worry about it that much...but I am very aware at some point or another we'll get a "robbery"
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:52 PM   #17
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Taylor vs Abraham. Real potential here for controversy. In the states he gets credit for 'clean' punches with not much on them. In Germany Abraham gets credit for 'effective' punches though they are far and few between.
I doubt Taylor makes the distance.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:55 PM   #18
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:56 PM   #19
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No doubt, and even though the thread reaks of an obvious hidden-agenda - let's just ignore it.

Don't want to spoil it for others.
Been there TOO many times to do it again man...
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:01 PM   #20
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One judge in the case I laid out one judge was protecting Duddy's OH and giving him the benefit of the doubt. What if it had been two judges? Plus for this tourney to work they are relying on J.Q. Public.
Lyle won the fight, but he wasn't dominant. That was my point - had he knocked Duddy down or had the best of the action the whole way through, he'd have had three Wide Decision scorecards.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:16 PM   #21
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No doubt, and even though the thread reaks of an obvious hidden-agenda - let's just ignore it.

Don't want to spoil it for others.
Wrong. It is what it is. P2K has laid out some serious 'short comings' of Saurland events in previous threads. He is in a position to know FIRST HAND some of the stuff. He was joined by another poster that backed him up with stuff that happened in a second fight.

A lot of good for boxing can come from this tourney. Also a lot of bad if it isn't handled right. Boxing seems to get away with 'dirt' all the time. Everyone scratched their heads when Don King announced Valuev/Chagev would be in Finland. Now we know why he made the move. None of this kind of shit can surface during this tourney. NONE OF IT.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:17 PM   #22
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As I've said..it's impossible to have 12 fights without some semblance of controversy. Just not humanly possible.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:18 PM   #23
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Lyle won the fight, but he wasn't dominant. That was my point - had he knocked Duddy down or had the best of the action the whole way through, he'd have had three Wide Decision scorecards.
Even the pro Duddy crowd booed the judge that gave the edge to Duddy, it was THAT obvious.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:17 PM   #24
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I hope they don't ruin this tournament with BS decisions. If this goes well maybe another division will follow suit.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:19 PM   #25
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I hope they don't ruin this tournament with BS decisions. If this goes well maybe another division will follow suit.
That is the double edged sword nature of this. It has great upside and downside potential. Let's hope for the 'up'. In spite of and earlier post, I do believe in the 'rising tide lifts all boats'. Problem is a storm could sink them all too.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:51 PM   #26
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Every sport has controversy. Boxing is no different and there probably will be a couple of decisions that go one, but it probably should have went the other way.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #27
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EVERY hometown guy ended up winning. Now people are calling for Ward to 'man up' and do a European tour to show he can do it away from home as are some calling for Froch to fight Dirrell in the states. Funny how some things in boxing never changes.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:18 PM   #28
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Every sport has controversy. Boxing is no different and there probably will be a couple of decisions that go one, but it probably should have went the other way.
Hey buddy.
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