Wardley Vs Clarke…Who really won?

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Who won?

  1. Wardley

    23 vote(s)
    32.9%
  2. Clarke

    18 vote(s)
    25.7%
  3. Draw

    29 vote(s)
    41.4%
  1. CLUBBER

    CLUBBER C.R.A.B. BOXING Full Member

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    Honestly it was the best heavyweight fight I saw in a long time…But…who really won?
     
  2. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    It was a fantastic fight and neither man in my eyes deserved to lose. The draw was the correct result.

    Given how good a fight it was, I expect there will be a rematch in the future and I hope they both get big money for it too.
     
  3. CLUBBER

    CLUBBER C.R.A.B. BOXING Full Member

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    I personally had Wardley by a round but a draw is fine...It was a really close fight and could have been judged differently depending on what you prefer...Clarke's superior jab and overall technique or Wardley's superior sheer agression, explosivity and power. It was a fantastic fight!
     
  4. CLUBBER

    CLUBBER C.R.A.B. BOXING Full Member

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    Those guys really poured their hearts into this...This is what is supposed to be a heavyweight fight.
     
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  5. CST80

    CST80 Liminal Space Autochthon Staff Member

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    115-111 Wardley
     
  6. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Wasn’t really scoring it but it looked like Clarke had the better of it, especially late on when Wardley’s gas tank had emptied and I think he edged 2 of the first 3 too.

    A draw is probably right.
     
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  7. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    Giving that fight a draw was just pure foolery. It was close but Wardley won.
     
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  8. The Professor

    The Professor Socialist Ring Leader Staff Member

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  9. elrond_buggard

    elrond_buggard New Member Full Member

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    I had it 115-114 Clarke. Wardley's impressive punch resistance ensured that Clarke's work wasn't registering on him as much as his was on Clarke, but the state of Wardley's face tells its own story about how much Clarke was landing.

    It seems the viewers on Sky Sports gave Wardley the round where Clarke (harshly) had a point deducted, but I had Clarke winning that round. Clarke controlled the later stages of the fight, apart from R10, which I gave to Wardley.

    Great fight though, and draw is fair enough and sets us up for a spicy rematch.
     
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  10. Ultimate

    Ultimate New Member banned Full Member

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    Wardley won by a couple rounds IMO.. but still a very close fight.. and maybe deserved the draw.
     
  11. piprules

    piprules Active Member Full Member

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    It’s just like if Jonathan rice fought Curtis Harper, who cares, neither will amount to much.
     
  12. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What a great fight it was, it was close, I thought Wardley took the win….
     
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  13. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I scored it a draw but if I had to give it to anyone it would have been Wardley due to the points deduction and the knockdown. In the end Wardley got to keep his titles and we hopefully get to see a rematch which I will look forward too.

    I'm favouring Clarke again if he can come in better condition and learn to use his weight advantage in the clinches to lean and drain Wardley. Wardley was out skilled but he dug deeper which kept him in the fight but that's a hard way to try and win a fight, he'll probably get his nose broken again if he doesn't learn to slip a jab or have an actual guard that doesn't have his elbows flared out so he's open to the up jab even when he has his hands up.

    I also have to mention I was surprised at just how big the crowd was for this fight, didn't think either of these guys were big draws but they basically filled a 20K arena for a domestic level fight. Got to love how British boxing fans show up for good matchups like this.
     
  14. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would probably agree with this, but I am a bit biased towards Wardley, 7-5 plus the knockdown and low blow.
     
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  15. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Had it 113-113. Look forward to the rematch