De La Hoya Was Robbed!

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  1. Henry Carmona

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    I cannot believe boxing anymore!

    Yeah im a De La Hoya fan, but believe me when i say that this decision was unbelievable!

    Even Mosley was surprised he won!!!
     
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    Hey, it's boxing, shit happens. I personally think Evander Holyfield was ROBBED in the second fight against Lennox Lewis, but I guess the judges didn't want Lewis to start bawling in the ring. [​IMG] Anyhow, didn't see this fight, but a unaminous win sounds pretty decisive. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh well, guess its time for Oscar to start working on the music again.
     
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    I didn't think it was as lopsided as some of the commentators, but I couldn't come up with how the decision went as it did. Mosley put on flashes of fury and stole a few rounds.

    Very reminiscent of Hagler vs. Sugar Ray..
     
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    After watching the fight and then reading the accounts in my local paper and on the web I have to wonder if there were two different fights.
    You also have to wonder about the announcers. They admitted that De La Hoya was the 'rainmaker'. You think that people would pay $55 for a Shane Mosley PPV event ?
     
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    Until things are completely judged by computer, things like this will happen. Look how many times an umpire blows a call in baseball. I gave up on boxing a few years ago, maybe catching a few bouts, but never getting into the PPV things anymore because they seemingly NEVER live up to the hype. And I was a huge boxing fan only a few years back.
     
  7. Henry Carmona

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    You said it Jordan, there are a few "sports" that are not decided by computers or are not easily scored (ie NASCAR racing, NBA, NFL, Tennis, etc), and have to be "decided" upon by "judges"

    Oscars corner said they will contest the decision but you know that wont do any good.

    Ric,
    Be sure you check the fight when it comes on HBO in a couple weeks, you'll see what i mean.

    And your right, "unanimous" sounds like theres no way it could have gone the other way. Which is why i was so surprised.
     
  8. Julian Reville

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    Maybe boxing should go back to the old rules, to avoid this kind of controversy. Last man standing wins!

    From infoplease.com

    The longest boxing match (with gloves) in history was 110 rounds long.

    It began around 9 p.m. on April 6, 1893 and ended the next day well after 4 a.m. Andy Bowen and Jack Burke fought for seven hours and 19 minutes in New Orleans, La. before the match was eventually deemed "no contest" when the fighters were too exhausted to continue. That decision was later changed to a "draw."
     
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    One of the worst decision in boxing...ever!.

    DelaHoya WHIPPED Mosley.
     
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    If I recall, some company did a study using computers and trajectory analysis in baseball, and found that umpire calls were remarkably accurate.

    -V
     
  11. LewB

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    I don't think the umpire analogy holds here since they are required to make a decision in a split second. Boxing judges watch a 3 minute round and then (hopefully) record their decision. BTW, does any one know for certain what the scoring process is in boxing ?
    When the round ends, does the judge immediately record their verdict on that round, or do they keep a 'working' score and then transfer it to their official score card ?
     
  12. Henry Carmona

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    Good Q Lew, by the way the decision went youd think the scores were entered at the end.

    But i doubt it, im sure they enter a win or lose after every roun.
     
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    The judges are supposed to record their scoring after each round. However, I've read of occasions where a fight ended in an abrupt KO, and one or two of the judges already had the scores recorded for the remaining rounds.
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't call it robbed but I definitely felt De La Hoya won. I almost threw away my ticket. Good thing I didn't.[​IMG]
     

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