Fights where a fighter was unable to avenge a controversial loss/draw in the rematch

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What are some fights that you can think of where a fighter was wrongfully robbed of a win via decision loss or draw, but failed to avenge that outcome in the rematch? Do you think there would have been a rematch had the decision been given to the rightful winner? And would the rematch be different as well?

    First to come mind would be Joe Louis vs Jersey Joe Walcott. Walcott should have been the winner in the first fight and was granted a rematch. Sadly he failed to avenge the loss when he got KO’d by Louis. Although I can say that had Walcott won there would have been a rematch and I think the results would have been the same with Louis KOing Walcott.
     
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  2. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Active Member Full Member

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    Recently Castillo,Kovalev and GGG. Kovalev and GGG would not have to have rematches because they were kings of their divisions at the time.
     
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  3. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    Very recently Kovalev was horribly robbed vs. Ward and though he looked like crap in the return was robbed via low blows in the re-match. Golovkin was robbed vs. Canelo and then though the re-match was closer was also stiffed again.
     
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  4. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fenech against Nelson is an obvious example.
    Harada against Famechon.
    Michael Watson against Chris Eubank.
     
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  5. PernellSweetPea

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    Hearns against Barkley. Not controversial, but Hearns was on his way to a win so.
     
  6. Bulldog24

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    Watson was far from robbed. He didn't do anything.
     
  8. LoadedGlove

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    Colin Jones v Milton McCrory on both occasions. The draw in the first fight was not a great decision. The split points win for McCrory in the rematch was a shocker.
     
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  9. Jel

    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I haven't watched it since 1991 but my memory of it was that it was somewhat controversial.
     
  10. Bulldog24

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    Massively controversial. But for no reason whatsoever. Eubank easily outboxed him before his legs went in the last few rounds from the weight making.
     
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  11. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Flo, first I would like to say, good subject matter. The first fight i thought of, funny enough, was a clubfight televised years ago between Mark Frazie and Dwight Walker over NBC i believe. Walker was really kicking arse, but got DQ'd in the 5th, and really had some choice words for Arthur Mercante, Sr., over the DQ in the post-fight interview. They rematched over NBC again, but this time Frazie came in with a really good fight plan behind a solid jab, while Walker was throwing haymakers for 10 rounds and Frazie's win this time was solid.

    The most prominent one I think of was the Curtis Parker v Mustafa Hamsho dual bouts. Parker was robbed blind first time around but the second time around Parker, like Walker, was tossing too many haymakers and let the fight get away. Hamsho again got the decision, but this time rightfully so.
     
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  12. NoNeck

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    Totally incorrect.
     
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  13. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mike Weaver v Michael Dokes

    The first fight we had Joey Curtis' wayyyyy premature stoppage (Curtis was known as a Ref who generally let fights go too long). And then the rematch which was scored a draw. Most boxing writers had Weaver taking this, but it is what it is.
     
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  14. blackfella96

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    I remember seeing plenty of post about McDermott getting a controversial decision loss to Fury, then Fury tko'd him in the rematch
     
  15. clum

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    '70s flyweights...

    Miguel Canto had a hometown defense against Chile's Martin Vargas in 1977, winning a fairly comfortable UD on the cards of three non-partisan judges, but the result had a lot of people crying robbery. They rematched in Chile shortly thereafter and Canto got another comfy UD, this time with even the Chilean broadcasters saying there was no doubt that Canto had won.

    So then in 1978 Canto fought the man he'd taken the title from some three years prior, Shoji Oguma, in Oguma's hometown. The champion escaped with a split decision victory that saw fans pelt the ring with garbage (
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    ) upon hearing the verdict. This resulted in a rematch in Tokyo, which Canto took in a close but unanimous decision, which drew no noticeable protestations from the fans this time.

    Oguma was basically entitled to a title shot every year, so in 1979 he fought his old nemesis Betulio Gonzalez. Gonzalez came on strong in the late rounds but it looked like too little too late, but it ended up netting him a draw. This prompted another barrage of garbage and also some guy rushing the ring and delivering a flying kick to the ref's butt (sadly the YouTube video omits this part). They had a rematch a few months later, but it was summertime and really hot inside the arena, and Gonzalez knocked out a visibly tired Oguma in the eleventh round.
     
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