Why are referees so eager to break up holding and leaning ?

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  1. Tyson Fury Goat

    Tyson Fury Goat Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holding and leaning is using your weight advantage why a refs today so eager to break it up?

    Yes I understand if it gets to long but at the first sign of a clinch or lean the ref jumps in


    At heavyweight the refs should just leave it

    Wilder was weak and frail when fury leaned on him...……………….
     
  2. Sphillips

    Sphillips Active Member Full Member

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    Because it’s not boxing and it’s ugly and boring?
     
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  3. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Some referees don't. I've seen a fight in which the guy trying to get out of the clinch (Green), got a warning instead. You can't have that of course.
     
  4. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Because Boxing is a sport that requires spectators in order to make money and thrive.

    If every fight is full of too much hugging and holding the spectators become bored and switch off.

    Its in the interests of everyone in boxing to limit the amount of holding and leaning that takes place, because its a real turn off and really boring to watch. So a little bit of it is ok and within the rules, but excessive amounts of it should be stopped.
     
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  5. RyoriSan

    RyoriSan New Member Full Member

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    There's UFC for things like Jiu Jitsu...
     
  6. MeatFeastMan

    MeatFeastMan Active Member Full Member

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    Because it prevents fights like Okolie-Askin and Okolie-Chamberlain from happening. Is anyone really interested in watching those fights again? No.
     
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  7. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If every boxing match was like those fights, no one would watch and the sport would die off.

    An extreme example but worth making
     
  8. FloatingGhost

    FloatingGhost Some guy Full Member

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    I was wondering why everytime an Olympic wrestler punches their opponent the ref stops the match n they get disqualified. I just don’t get it.
     
  9. RingKing75

    RingKing75 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Clinching is actually against the rules.
     
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  10. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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    i was wondering when someone was going to suggest the fact that its illegal, might clear up some things.
     
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  11. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Because Tyson Fury is a fat **** who needs to learn how to properly mount an offense.
     
  12. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Because its against the rules.
    Watch more baxin

    /thread
     
  13. Sphillips

    Sphillips Active Member Full Member

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    If Fury was the GOAT,and the master boxer you suggest he is then he wouldn’t need to rely on using his size in such a way.
     
  14. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Holding and clinching is illegal. Refs allow it too much, actually.

    More warnings and point deductions needed.
     
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  15. The Professor

    The Professor Moderator Staff Member

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    Uh, because it's against the rules of the sport!!
     
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