The worst decision in a fight you saw live (or in person)

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  1. AntonioMartin1

    AntonioMartin1 Jeanette Full Member

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    To me its Whitaker-Chavez on ppv.

    Im not a super Whitaker fan like Max Kellerman who sees him as the second coming of Muhammad Ali or Sugar Ray Robinson......

    But I had this one 120-108 for Sweet Pea......

    What was the worst points decision in a fight you saw live?
     
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  2. The Cryptkeeper

    The Cryptkeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fenech - Nelson I.

    That was an absolute disgrace to boxing. Fenech won at worst 8 rounds.

    I think it's safe to say that if you go back through the fights that criminal Dave Moretti has scored during his fraudulent career then you'll see plenty of cooked cards. This was one of them.
     
  3. My dinner with Conteh

    My dinner with Conteh Tending Bepi Ros' grave again Full Member

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    Foreman vs Schulz.
    Eubank-Schommer.
    Taylor-Catterall.
     
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  4. My dinner with Conteh

    My dinner with Conteh Tending Bepi Ros' grave again Full Member

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    Aaah poor Jeff... "Fight now, tonight"! This is definitely up there and no surprise from Moretti- the man's a real crook. But this guy is still working and getting well paid, so voting for the 'House / Star name / Don King' fighter always served him well.
     
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  5. My dinner with Conteh

    My dinner with Conteh Tending Bepi Ros' grave again Full Member

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    A terrible decision, but I recall not watching this live and waiting until the next day. Not sure why, as I always stayed up till 6am for the fights back then and was a fan of Whitaker. I remember it was shown on ITV (not Sky) so likely it was a delayed transmission.

    120-108 is a bit of a stretch, mind. :D
     
  6. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    I was at Madison Square Garden to see Lennox Lewis get robbed v Evander Holyfield
     
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    janitor VIP Member Full Member

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    Some of the scoring in the 2016 Olympics.
     
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  8. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    I had Whitaker by one round. It was a justified decision.
     
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  9. My dinner with Conteh

    My dinner with Conteh Tending Bepi Ros' grave again Full Member

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    Can't compete with that Noel. I think the worst 'in person' decision i thought stank the most was Paul Smith's win over Tony Quigley.
     
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  10. The Cryptkeeper

    The Cryptkeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Or any other Olympics for that matter.
     
  11. AntonioMartin1

    AntonioMartin1 Jeanette Full Member

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    LOL maybe I was just awed by seeing the supposedly invincible taken to school haha
     
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    My dinner with Conteh Tending Bepi Ros' grave again Full Member

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    I've heard/read that Barry McGuigan's gold medal win in the 1978 Commonwealth Games (vs a guy called Tumat Sogolik, from Papua New Guinea) was even worse than Roy Jones' robbery in 1988.
     
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  13. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Active Member Full Member

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    I saw Foreman Briggs live at Atlantic City. Not a memorable fight but I thought Foreman clearly won it. It was by no means one of the worst robberies, but I think it was the worst decision I saw live. I miss the fights at AC.
     
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  14. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Also the same year saw live Joe Calzaghe v Robin Reid in Newcatle and had Reid winning, albeit after numerous pints had been drunk.However after watching it again sober thought it was an ok decision
     
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  15. The Cryptkeeper

    The Cryptkeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In the interests on fairness Moretti did score that fight a draw. That is itself is bad but some oxygen thief named Miguel Donate scored it 116-112 Nelson in probably the most disgraceful individual scorecard in modern boxing history.

    That piece of human excrement only judged one more fight after this one.

    The general consensus among fans who scored that fight was that Fenech won somewhere in the vicinity of 117-111 or 118-110. It wasn't even a remotely close contest. The WBC overturned the decision and awarded the belt to Fenech 30 years later and that is to be applauded but it doesn't exactly help Fenech in any way other than belated recognition of the robbery.