December 20, 2008

Holyfield, in a shocker.... loses?:'s Graham scored the fight at 118-110 to Holyfield, but the judges speak otherwise, giving the win to Valuev by majority decision.

I didn't watch fight, and I know almost nothing about boxing. However, I think that the drastic difference between the judges' observations and the blogger's merits at least a bit of discussion. Also, for Holyfield to have made it this close is indeed a shocker.

posted by boredom_08 to boxing at 05:57 PM - 5 comments

Or should I have made this "I will break you! Part 3"?

posted by boredom_08 at 06:00 PM on December 20, 2008

And we wonder why some people think boxing's not a sport? Given the disparity in scoring, and with a thought to the good old days, perhaps we had communist judges giving high scores.

posted by jjzucal at 07:29 PM on December 20, 2008

P.S.: Judging from some outlets I've read, it appears I was wrong. It was Valuev who was broken.

posted by jjzucal at 07:31 PM on December 20, 2008

I'm part of a community of avid boxing fans, and the universal opinion is Holyfield was robbed.

Me? Well he's not dead, so color me surprised.

I love boxing, but shit like this bad judging (and the alphabet organizations) are why people don't give it any credibility anymore.

I love MMA, but I think boxing is, or at least has the potential to be, far more noble.

What we need is a group like UFC to run boxing. Of course these days people would just dismiss it because the competitors don't kick each other in the head. (Please note, as I said, I love MMA. It just pains me to see boxing so... Let's be blunt, shitty.)

posted by Drood at 05:32 AM on December 21, 2008

Agree with Drood. Though, given the disparity between the two boxers, it's amazing that it was as close. Also, it reveals how utterly broke boxing is, that a washed up former champ can take a much bigger belt holder (even if the belt and the organization are not worth it's weight in bank certificates right now).

posted by Bonkers at 06:42 AM on December 22, 2008

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