Robert Byrd needs to go.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by AwardedSteak863, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Can anyone see any justification for this guy continuing to be involved in this sport as a referee or a judge? He is beyond incompetent.

    I thought the job he did in the Bredias super six fight was bad, when he somehow could not hear the bell ringing for 20 seconds but last night's display on the video replay of the Mohoney/Franco fight was one of two things. Corruption or incompetence. Either way, the guy is a trainwreck.
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  2. split_decision

    split_decision Electronic information tampers with your soul Full Member

    Apr 14, 2010
  3. ayala

    ayala Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    That was bad and worse when espn would silence the commentators for not letting public hear what others at ringside saw and their view.
  4. Cally

    Cally Sand...sand... nothing but sand! Full Member

    Sep 12, 2015
    No shame in the sport.

    They Bring in video replays, and still have the audacity to make a mockery of the sport for a simple decision.
    it was clear and simple to see it was a thumb in the eye and there was only one decision to be made, yet......

    Unbelievable, disgusted.
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  5. Bustajay

    Bustajay Feel the Steel/Balls Deep Full Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Talk about corruption :BangHead::BangHead::BangHead::bash:
  6. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    Was thinking the same thing, Byrd looked like Joe Biden trying to decipher a code instead of what was obviously right in front of him,,,no head butt.
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  7. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Him and his Wife need to go.
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  8. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Corruption. That was sickening.
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  9. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Mora, R. Byrd, A. Byrd and Bennett all need to leave.
    Neither of them has any morals.
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  10. Bustajay

    Bustajay Feel the Steel/Balls Deep Full Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Never seen old Uncle Bob so upset and also so unprofessionally dressed:ohno
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  11. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    He's younger than Joe Biden....and more alert than Joe.

    I don't know why I watch this sport....they bring boxing into the 21st century with replay THEN THEY IGNORE WHAT THEY SEE.

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  12. JacK Rauber

    JacK Rauber Try not to offend, try harder not to be offended Full Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    No question but you know who his wife is, right? Adelaide Byrd. Yep, that Adelaide Byrd. These people are a disgrace to boxing. Do you know Pat Russell had Arredondo losing to Correa 80-72?! Arredondo won that fight. The fix was in. Robert Garcia was Correa's manager. And look down the list of the judges. Julie Lederman, Patricia Jarman, and Lisa Giampa are other real winners. And here is a glimpse of the brilliant character of a judge. Lisa's husband, Chuck Giampa, who was a judge for many years. A real class act.
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  13. demigawd

    demigawd Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 1, 2006
    Wait, why are people blaming Byrd for this? It wasn't his call, he seemed to be the one pushing for a replay and he seems to be the person who was showing everybody the punch that caused the shut eye. He was clearly overruled by someone else.

    The interpretation of the replay rule appears to be that anything less than 100% cerrainty that the ref is wrong defaults to the refs ruling. That means since they couldn't 100% prove that nothing other than the punch started the swelling, they had to go with the refs call.
  14. fistsof steel

    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    This..... Both a Blight on Boxing...
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  15. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    You know it's outrageous when British actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is slaughtering the Nevada Mob on twitter about this fight :scared1