Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by CST80, Jul 24, 2021.
Que failed drug test
Not only was I shocked people had an issue with the stoppage, but also shocked at the stunning about of people who not only had Takam in the lead, but a lot had it a shutout for Carlos. Which is flat out delusional. Okay, fine... I got some ****, because I had it a shutout for Joyce, but as I pointed out, my shutout, was far more reasonable than theirs. At least I was willing to concede that 4-1 or 3-2 were perfectly feasible, but that's about it, anything more, would be bending over backward to find rounds to give to Takam. Also, I went back and rewatched it, and yeah, I thought the second probably went to Takam, I was momentarily distracted in that round the first time around. Regardless, it seems this match scoring and stoppage wise, short circuited the minds of several usually fairly reasonable, rational people.
Hard for me to see a shutout either way because they IMO each had one pretty comfortable round (2nd for Takam and 3rd for Joyce), while the other three I flagged as close if not super close, leaving open a range of about 49-46 each way technically, but...I think my card is as generous to Carlos as is reasonable. To give him the 1st and 5th suggests that a person is susceptible to fallacious 'last impression' scoring (ie would have Leonard pitching shutouts in every fight ); to give him round 3 is deranged. To have a shutout for Takam just means flatout irrational hatred toward Joyce.
...and this from a Takam fan.
Holyfield never failed a drug test!
It was all that other guy, Evan Fields!