Was Joe Cortez the worst referee in the history of boxing?

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  1. Holmes77

    Holmes77 Member Full Member

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    Tony Perez- just look at how he called the Ali- Wepner fight. Norton-Cooney etc….
     
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  2. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Laurence Cole
    Luis Pabon
    Celestino Ruiz
    Mercante JR.
     
  3. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I despise how Tony Weeks referees the clinch.
     
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  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Didn't Muhammad Ali refer to Tony Perez as a dirty ref after the Chuck Wepner bout in 1975?
     
  5. Holmes77

    Holmes77 Member Full Member

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    I know he kept telling him how Wepner was hitting him in the back of the head which he was and he did nothing finally Ali hit Wepner in the back of the head
     
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  6. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Months after the broadcast on ABC's Wide World Of Sports, Tony Perez took Muhammad Ali to court for Defamation, I am not sure how that ended up.
     
  7. dougingb

    dougingb New Member Full Member

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    No, Laurence Cole and Richard steele are the 2 worst. Cole was the most incompetent and Steele was the most corrupt.
     
  8. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Put the chump who just stopped the Russell Bartelemy fight in the mix
     
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  9. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    He's probably up there, but there's being a lot worse.
     
  10. lone star

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    Alfred Asaro from Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan has to be a contender.
     
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  11. billyb71

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    Jersey Joe Walcott was the worst. He robbed Liston of the Lewiston fight in 1965. He never started a count because Ali wouldn't go to a neutral corner. Yet he called Liston out. I think he was bought and paid for.
     
  12. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I've seen far worse, and have heard about worse than I've even seen. Didn't Wyatt Earp referee a fight once?
     
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  13. sas6789

    sas6789 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Taylor suffered a broken eye socket, broken ribs, badly busted up face, had a lot of blood pumped from his stomach, was ****ing blood for weeks and was in hospital for almost 2 weeks following the fight.
     
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  14. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That March 17 1990 title unification fight at 140 lbs ended the career of Meldrick Taylor, Julio Caesar Chavez used his tenacity and punching power to persevere. referee Richard Steele made the right call, why see a man beaten to death for the jollies of some fight fans. A human life is far more important than a victory in the ring, I love boxing too.
     
  15. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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