Ben Davison towel throw

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by pow, Feb 18, 2023.

Towel throw:

  1. Ben saved him from further punishment

  2. He should have let him see out the round and reassessed him in the corner

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  1. VanBasten

    VanBasten Go dtuga Dia deoch duit as an tobar nach dtránn Full Member

    Dec 12, 2017
    He was crying in the corner when Wilder knocked down Fury in their first bout. Fortunately, Roach was also on the corner that night or we likely would have seen another towel lobbed in prematurely.

    I agree that Davison gets too much of a hard time in this forum but you can’t deny that he’s overly cautious.
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  2. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Ben Davison knows what's best for himself. Ali and Corrales are just two examples, guys who, like Wood, were World Champions.
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  3. GDM74

    GDM74 Member Full Member

    Apr 19, 2021
    Yep this was a world championship fight, wood was ahead on the card, there was 10 seconds left.
    I was livid at the time he threw the towel in and I’m even more livid the more I think about it.
    First thing I do today, if I was wood, was sack my trainer.
    Wood has history of recovering from this exact scenario, gutted for him!
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  4. davidjay

    davidjay Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    Wood gets stopped early - he gets a rematch.

    The fight goes on too long - Wood has to learn how to talk again.

    As someone said earlier, there are far more examples of fighters getting seriously hurt than there are miracle turnarounds.
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  5. oiky

    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Think Ben made a good, educated call to be honest
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  6. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    Boxing is littered with fighters getting ironed out after rising from a heavy knockdown. There is also the case where fighters carry on after being knocked down heavily, and perform well. Wasn’t Davison cornering Fury when Wilder sent him into the stratosphere in the first fight. None of us have a crystal ball. Who knows what might of happened. I’m of the opinion it was a good stoppage. Ben knows his fighter, and was close to the action. Every situation is different and imo, better to call it earlier than too late. The old saying in boxing’ The last thing a brave fighter needs, is a brave cornerman.
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  7. VanBasten

    VanBasten Go dtuga Dia deoch duit as an tobar nach dtránn Full Member

    Dec 12, 2017
    Don’t exaggerate. He was buzzed but no more than that. They way you’re talking, you seem to be promoting ending a fight once a boxer hits the deck. It’s already sanitised enough, as it is.

    We’re already seeing pish like this in the amateurs where the boxers are given a standing eight count when they take a clean power punch. Utter nonsense. Be as well making it partial contact, like touch rugby.
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  8. im sparticus

    im sparticus There Ye Go. Full Member

    May 16, 2010
    Warrington was far further down qeer street after his 4th rd with Lara
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  9. Astro

    Astro Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    If the fight had continued Wood would have been badly knocked out.

    I wonder if we'll get another fight between the two ? Would love to see Lara vs Wood 2.
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  10. nurological

    nurological Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    You shouldn't ever be slagged for having a fighters safety at the forefront of your mind. Whether it was the perfect decision for that particular fight is irrelevant.
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  11. Dave1311

    Dave1311 New Member Full Member

    Aug 28, 2022
    Even if its the wrong decision at least wood's gets the opportunity to go again
    If he's seriously hurt he doesn't,remember a few years ago Enzo maccrinelli had a run of getting ironed out and never really recovered,a few of them ironically after a very bad knockdown and then being allowed to box on
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  12. coolcat45

    coolcat45 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 21, 2018
    This is definitely the way boxing is going. First sign of trouble, throw the towel in. The sport is becoming more sterilised as years goes by.
  13. roeknott

    roeknott Active Member Full Member

    Jan 4, 2023
    I can understand both arguments on this, but i have to say that i thought it was the right decision, how many times have we seen fighters get up only to get completely wiped out, i remember watching the Gomez Arthur fight and was yelling at the tv for the ref to stop it, but he didn't and look what happened, with this one it is all what ifs and what would haves, dangerous game playing shouldn't come into it to satisfy others when a mans life and health is on the line.
  14. Ilesey

    Ilesey ~ Full Member

    Jul 22, 2004
    I personally don't think he should have thrown the towel.
  15. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Good call for me. Although chucking the boy into an immediate rematch again with him makes you question if it is for his own safety afterall. Needs to go away and rebuild not going in immediately with the same hard hitter again.

    Think the mexican hits too hard to let him have free shots on you when your on jelly legs etc. Pretty sure he broke warringtons jaw and done a bit of a career ending at the top level job on him. No really wanting that to have free shots on you. Good call from davidson. Think it should be his man v warrington next if anything tho.

    Boxing should sort itself out. Not rocket science. You cant be shouting about safety....then stick him back in with him immediately after. Understand its the hurt game. But laras pretty much proven himself ready for the next step whilst the other two need to rebuild.
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