Biggest robberies of all time

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Mordechai, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Mordechai

    Mordechai Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    But sturm was a fresh world champion shortly before the odlh fight. But he learned from that and fought only no hoppers after that fight
  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    For me that one is a measuring stick for bad decisions,
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  3. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Ottke/Reid is as bad as it gets, the scorecards alone were bad enough but a legit knockdown was ignored for Reid and he was deducted a point for hitting Ottke, WTF was this.

    Lewis/Holyfield 1 was also really bad, Holyfield won maybe three rounds at best. I mean sometimes you get a competitive fight that goes to the wrong guy which can be understandable with the subjective nature of scoring but this wasn't even remotely competitive, there's no way you could make a case for Holyfield winning. So bad even the FBI got involved.
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  4. Stonehands

    Stonehands New Member Full Member

    Aug 29, 2015
    Pacquiao bradley was pretty bad
  5. Curtis Lowe

    Curtis Lowe Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    This. The fight should have been Fenech's crowning glory. He peaked in that fight and was never the same fighter again.

    BELLERS Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    I recall Antuofermo v Hagler 1 was controversial.
    Many thought Hagler won comfortably, rather than draw.
  7. bowlingkid09

    bowlingkid09 Member Full Member

    Sep 12, 2015
    First of all, if you watch carefully, most of the real damaging blows were being scored by Chavez. Taylor was just simply out working Chavez. The fight was not really as one-sided as HBO wanted the audience to believe.

    Second, Richard Steele is not the time keeper. Taylor was deemed UNABLE TO CONTINUE because he took a steady but significant beating. The ref had every right to wave the fight off.

    Calling Chavez vs Taylor a robbery is pure emotional thinking and has no basis in logic. Not a personal attack but Chavez deserves some credit.
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  8. 007 373 5963

    007 373 5963 New Member Full Member

    May 30, 2020
    Going into the 12th, two of the three judges had Taylor winning 107-102 & 108-101. So, Taylor was well on his way to victory.

    Which is why there's a flashing red light in the corner, the same corner taylor was in, that signaled that fewer than ten seconds remained in the fight.

    UNABLE TO CONTINUE for literally two more seconds?

    Of course it's emotional! It's incredibly sad to see a man on his way to victory get robbed because of a terrible call by a hypocritical ref.

    Ref Richard Steele said after the fight that when he sees a hurt fighter he is stopping the fight, regardless of the time left. But two years earlier when Tommy Hearns was getting pounded by Iran Barkley, Steele let Hearns continue after he got up wobbily from a knockdown and his justification was that a great champion like Hearns should be given the chance to pull himself together.
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  9. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    You clearly have no idea what a robbery is.
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  10. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Casamayor vs Santa Cruz was one of the worst robberies ive ever seen in all my years of watching boxing.
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  11. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Huck got robbed in the Povetkin fight as well
  12. bowlingkid09

    bowlingkid09 Member Full Member

    Sep 12, 2015
    Fair enough, the judges had him ahead. In actuality, the judges favored the work rate and glancing blows of Taylor (understandably) while Chavez was landing cleaner single shots but in arguably lesser amounts.

    It does not matter how much time is left, if a fighter is no longer in condition to fight, the ref as every right to stop the fight. It is inconvenient but that's the damn truth.

    I can understand some people being upset at Taylor's loss but the guy took horrific punishment in the latter half of that fight. I get the Hearns vs Barkley comparison but Taylor took a harsher beating than Hearns in their respective fights. Yes, Taylor did outwork and out throw Chavez through the first half of the fight.

    What you are forgetting is that refs are well within reason to stop a fight if one fighter eats too many clean blows especially round after round. You can say Taylor was ahead on the cards but at the end of the day, Taylor took a career-altering beating because Chavez was the more surgical puncher.
  13. Mike_b

    Mike_b Member Full Member

    Jul 9, 2020
    Robbie Peden vs Nate Campbell x 2.
  14. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Murray vs Martinez and Sturm, Paul Williams vs Martinez 1
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  15. MagicE

    MagicE Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    I'm with you and previous poster on those points for sure

    Would like to add that Kov Ward was definitely a robbery