Highly controversial fights that are forgotten

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  1. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Oosthuizen vs. Gonzalez, Soliman vs. Wade, Porter vs. Brooks, Ragosina vs. Achjeng (I & II), Foreman vs. Briggs, Masternack vs. Miller, Casamayor vs. Corrales II, Mosley vs. Forrest II, Johnson vs. Woods I, Hatton vs. Collazo, Lebedev vs. Gassijew, Torres vs. Holt I, Alexander vs. Kotelnik, Sidorenko vs. Cordoba I & II (both desecively won by the title-defender), Tua vs. Griffith (ludicrious stoppage in the last minute, after the "Terminator" got humilated for 9 rounds), Sinitsin vs. Miranda II (the first was already a gift draw for the challenger), Eubanks vs. Rocchigiani, Nielsen vs. King, Froch vs. Dirrell, Froch vs. Adamu, Fury vs. McDermont I, Cotto vs. Mosley, Burns vs. Beltran, DeGale vs. Turax II, Häußler vs. Said, Graf vs. Classen, Erdei vs. Grachev, Mbaye vs. Kotelnik II, Häußler vs. Larsen, Barrera vs. Morales I, de la Hoya vs. Quartey, Forrest vs. Quartey, Chavez Junior vs. Molina I & II, Fonfara vs. Johnson, Chavez Junior vs. Vera I, Chavez Junior vs. Vanda I, Alvarez vs. Vasquez I, Ponce de Leon vs. Pensacola, Agebko vs. Mares I, Mares vs. Moreno, Martinez vs. Cintron, John vs. Juarez I, Juarez vs. Raheem, Kotelnik vs. Khan, Charlo vs. Martiriosyan, Charlo vs. Austin
     
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  2. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I believe Roy Jr wore silver trunks as a pro until he won a title as a reminder and motivator.
     
  3. Devon

    Devon Active Member Full Member

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  4. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile God Bless America Full Member

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    Must have meant to write Kuniaki Shibata vs Ernesto Marcel.
     
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  5. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Having checked I think you’re right.
     
  6. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The outcome of Eubank and Rocchigiani wasn’t considered controversial.
     
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    On the subject of Rocchigiani, the first fight between he and Michalczewski was an absolute sham. He was putting a clinic on Dariusz before that disgusting ending which led to his DQ. I’ve never been able to look at Dariusz the same way after the pathetic acting performance he gave in order to take the easy way out.
     
  8. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Well it was rather a robbery (more than the first Watson or the second Benn fights). I had it 117 - 114 for Rocky and even the British (biased) commentator scored it even. Maybe is it comparable with the second Marquez vs. Pacquaio fight or with Barrera vs. Marquez.
    I ought to have mentioned DeGale vs. Dirrell and the third Johnson vs. Woods bout.
     
  9. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There was never any controversy about the result, Eubank got a UD in Germany FFS.
     
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    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    There was, it is often mentioned in Germany, even when Rocchigiani fought Maske and in some magazines (like BRAVO Sport).
    And even the English spokesman had it draw. This was at least similar to Lewis vs. Mercer.
    I have the fight recorded on a hard disk.
    When did you watch it last time?

    I think it was going into round 10 about even, but the challenger won the last two (or 2 of the last 3) rounds comfortable. He mainly outworked the title-holder, as Youbanks was pretty tired.
     
  11. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Here is the last round of the Tua v Griffis fight.
    I can't see much wrong with the stoppage and there was no protest from Griffis or his corner.
    Nor was Tua humiliated ,the fight was pretty level.
    • "After nine fairly evenly-shared rounds, the 10th was the one that counted. With two minutes into the last round Griffis started to look shaky. Tua backed him to the ropes and delivered lefts and rights before the referee stopped the fight."

     
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  13. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    Tua lost 8 of the first 9 rounds (according to Eurosport commentator Werner Kastor), this was his comeback after issues with his promoter and 2 years lay-off, after the second Rahman bout.

    Have you seen it were 27 seconds to go and Griffith always punched back?:dunno It was full defending himself and conscious, not even confused, let alone out of his feet or wobbly. Not a lot of punches did even land, most of the wild hooks went to the air. This was a clear premature, like British stoppage. This was worse than Chavez vs. Taylor and equal with Lewis vs. Bowe. But it was a professional competition not an amateur contest.

    If he protested or not can't be seen in this video and maybe was he used to be robbed, as journeyman with 19 defeats to 21 wins.
     
  14. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I watched it at the time and remember thinking it as one of Eubanks better performances against a good fighter.
    It was hard fought but I thought Eubank always had the edge the 3 judges obviously agreed.
    I repeat though, I don’t recall any widespread outrage about the result.
     
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    The fight was even at the time of the stoppage and Griffis was gone.