I cant watch Ward Kovalev I because the decision

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  1. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I watched it live and then watched it once more again.

    But I just cant do it anymore even though Kovalev controlled most of the fight and landed most of hard punches. Because the decision was a travesty.

    I've seen high profile fights with worse robberies. Chavez Whitaker and Morales Barrera I come to mind. Where there is literally no possible way to score those fights except Whitaker and Barrera wide.

    At least there was a little bit of a makeup when Morales should have won the 2nd fight, but they gave it to Barrera.

    The only way to score that fight for Ward is to give him every single close round and benefit of the doubt in every second of that fight. Yea, you could technically score the fight for him if you use a microscope and get as biased as possible. But other than that no.

    I respect Andre Ward, I think hes the best p4p fighter of the 2010s. But I dont like his style and he got away with murder on the cards.

    He lost that fight. And I'm rarely a guy who cries robbery. But that was a robbery.

    Damn almost 3 years and I'm still bummed about that decision because Ward never had the balls to admit he got a gift.
     
  2. cslb

    cslb Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Can you watch Pac-Marquez III?
     
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  3. Lazar

    Lazar Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Did you see Ward’s reaction when they read the cards? Even he expected to lose.
     
  4. Jamzy ⭐

    Jamzy ⭐ Active Member Full Member

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    While I do agree with a few takes here, your salty tears are delicious.
     
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  6. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    False equivalency. Kovalev Ward was more one sided than Pac Marquez III.
     
  7. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Because he knew he lost. Leonard had the same face against Duran in Montreal. When great fighters (Ward is an ATG) truly know in their heart they lost a fight, they know it.
     
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  8. BCS8

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    Is that a riddle? Because tbh I can think of several terrible places ...
     
  9. BCS8

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    BTW I agree with Tinman. Kovalev banked most of the rounds and if the robbery wasn't preordained then I can only conclude that the judges were so impressed by Ward hanging tough and getting back into the fight that they gave him all the marginal rounds and probably more besides. Props to Ward for not giving up but Kovalev won that.
     
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  10. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Andre Ward deserves all the credit in the world for that fight as far as hanging tough and showing heart. But it should have been credit in defeat.
     
  11. Sephiroth Rising 7

    Sephiroth Rising 7 'No tears please!' booted Full Member

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    I find it difficult to rewatch the rematch with Tony Week's disgusting performance

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  12. Braindamage

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    So if Ward expected to lose, then we can rule out corruption!
     
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  13. PunchersChance.

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    I thought Kovalev edged it but it was a very close fight. You can make a case for Ward so no robbery.
     
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  15. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Made me sick the decision for weeks. Like you say can't watch it again.