Two Towels = cos of Piers Morgan , Chris Eubank

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Peterp, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Peterp

    Peterp Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 1, 2006
    I posted in the Eubank thread Before i had watched the whole fight card tonite.

    Never seen so many towels been thrown in and definitely erring on the early side.

    Definitely a result of the Piers Morgan show. So it isn't just the refs, it's the corners too petrified of anything happening to their fighter in terms of permanent damage.

    Corners should always have this in their minds

    Don't see this all as a bad thing.
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  2. Likethembigroundchunky

    Likethembigroundchunky Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    I don't see it as a bad thing either.

    I don't get the machismo of going out on your shield.

    Kelly was almost out in r5, was down twice in r6 and when his legs wobbled it was over. Why let him take another 10 blows to the head?

    The fight before (sorry I can't think of their names) the loser was being smashed from pillar to post in their final round. No problem with that stoppage either.
  3. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    All of the corner towels were fine last night, there were no complaints from either fighter.
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  4. GTFUP

    GTFUP Active Member Full Member

    Dec 12, 2015
    100% justified action in any fight.

    Should have happened in fights like DDD last fight. Some refs just push it too far and some corners do to cos they can’t lose face. But at the end of the day it’s the boxers health that should be upmost priority.
  5. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

    May 31, 2015
    I think it's more due to fighters taking a besting than trainers maybe watching a show only a small percentage of the population saw....
  6. DramaShow

    DramaShow Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    I also think that with no fans it puts less pressure on the corners to throw the towel in.

    It was refreshing to see for Kelly and Charlton's corners to do that.

    I liked Ian John Lewis' decision to not let Gordon continue against Fisher as well.
  7. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    My Facebook lit up with women saying they phoned their dads to put ITV on at 9 because they remember staying up watching him together as a kid on a Sat night, etc.

    It was a trip down memory lane for the nation.
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  8. Patter983

    Patter983 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Yes totally agree, and you can see how a fight is developing a lot of corners I feel are sometimes hesitant to do so because of what Is at stake but the chances of Kelly winning that fight were slim to none so what Is the point of him showing how brave and tough he is for a couple more rounds. It was only going to get worst and the same outcome.
  9. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

    May 31, 2015
    2.4 million. Not the nation