Dubois up on two cards - Judge John Latham gave Dubois seven of the nine rounds

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Dubblechin, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Insane scoring in the fight last night. Robbery on the way.

    Judge John Latham had Dubois up 88-83 after nine completed rounds. He only gave Joyce two rounds. Didn't give Joyce a single round until the seventh.

    Joyce basically needed a knockout to win on his card.

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  2. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Was the fight in America? I thought only corrupt judging was something unique in America.
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  3. Sandman_

    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    The Juggernaut brought his own judges.
  4. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    The last round was only 30 seconds long and ended with a jab. Meaning Joyce essentially beat Dubois into submission over nine rounds. And that judge only gave Joyce two of those rounds? Amazing.
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  5. PartALLthaTImE

    PartALLthaTImE Active Member Full Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    shocking judging
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  6. Boomstick

    Boomstick Member Full Member

    Nov 23, 2020
    7 of 9 is extreme, for sure, but I can see how a judge might have had Dubois slightly up. I don’t agree, but there are quite a few examples of judges not taking a shine to jabbers in a particular bout. Golovkin vs Canelo, Kova vs Ward, Herrera vs Garcia, Malignaggi vs Broner ....lots of examples.

    It’s a real problem in boxing..... subjective scoring. It’s why we have such wildly varying cards in the very same fights. It sucks because in that vein it’s more like goddam ice skating where a preference in style or esthetic can swing the result.

    In a blood and guts sport like boxing..... too much room for error and the sacrifices are too great.
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  7. Sandman_

    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    The British judges took it upon themselves to decide what was in the best interests of British boxing.

    They thought getting the young bloke over the line was in the best interests of the sport in their country & were prepared to screw over a guy who delivered an Olympic medal for them & had to win to carry his career forward into legitimate contender status.

    Despicable stuff really by them. In a cross-roads fight like that, with Joyce's career hanging in the balance, you'd reckon they would play it straight down the middle instead of trying to play God.
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  8. caine

    caine Member Full Member

    Aug 23, 2010
    Joe was always going to have to stop Dubois in this fight to get the win.

    He was expected to play second fiddle to the young up and coming Dubois who was viewed as the bigger cash cow.

    I wonder how much longer Joe stays with his current promoter.
  9. MetalLicker

    MetalLicker Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    Of course they were going to try to rob Joyce. It's a common place to rob the less popular fighter these days. It happened the night before with Jacobs/Rosado and it will continue to happen. What I don't like is how brazen these judges are getting. They know they can get away with it and there is nothing anyone can do about it. It's disgusting and corrupted.

    Luckily Joyce bought his equalizer to take the fight out of the judges' hand...the left jab.
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  10. ivancho

    ivancho New Member Full Member

    Nov 23, 2020
    Espn latin america had dubois winning by two rounds dif
  11. deadACE

    deadACE Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 13, 2014
    One of those fights that comes down to personal choice. Quanity over quality. Dubois throwing the better shots. Joyce throwing more.

    Its going to be divisive.
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  12. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. banned Full Member

    Jun 29, 2007
    A huge problem. Joyce should have been up 2-3 rounds.
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  13. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    How is Joe Joyce the less popular fighter of the two? He's an Olympic Silver medalist. Arguably should've been the gold medalist. He's never lost. He's very colorful. He seems like a real character.

    And where the hell did Dubois come from? How did he get picked as the "next big thing" over Joyce?

    Is it just an age thing? I don't get it.
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  14. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood The Stoneman Full Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    He was either one up or it was evens. Hurty eye stopped him from nicking a decision.
  15. mgmark7

    mgmark7 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Dubois might have thrown quality shots but they didn't stop Joyce from jabbing his head off for the whole of the fight. Whenever Dubois threw a flurry Joyce tied him up and appeared the stronger man in the clinches. Joyce controlled Dubois and simply took him apart with the jab. Joyce threw practically nothing else. Dubois lost that fight before the 10th round came. He was a beaten man, you could see it in the corner from early in the fight.
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