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Old 11-25-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
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Should they be allowed?
I know they have plenty of Experience but their reflexes are not as good and they can miss alot.....
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: old farts for refs

Refs are as physically demanded to be in shape and prime as the fighters.

There should be factor to consider when selecting a referee.

I think they should have a retirement age of 50, and that they should stick to judging if they want too.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: old farts for refs

What's old? I'm 19 and all the refs I see are old in my opinion.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:09 AM   #4
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Over 60
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:23 AM   #5
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No.

**** those old ****ers.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:45 AM   #6
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joe cortez retired im pretty sure
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:50 AM   #7
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anything over 55 should no longer ref title fights a mega fights
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:25 AM   #8
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So Steve Smoger shouldn't be a ref?
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #9
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Default Re: old farts for refs

There are few exceptions, but the ref from Guerrero Berto had a hard time keeping up.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:53 PM   #10
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anything over 55 should no longer ref title fights a mega fights
Tony Weeks is 56, should he be excluded too?

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: old farts for refs

Steve Smoger, Kenny Bayless, and Tony Weeks are all older than 50, even older than 55.

Mills Lane and Arthur Mercante were also top of the line refs when in their 50s. It's never a good idea to put base ages on forcing retirement because some people age better than others.

There are refs that are far more competent and capable when in their 50s and 60s than other refs who are in their 30s and 40s.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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age can be a factor, but minor league refs being thrown into a huge fight are worse than ages of refs. go from ref in a 12 year old PAL amateur tournament to Khan vs peterson on HBO seen all over the world....anyone remember that? disaster
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