QUOTE(BrutalBodyShots @ Oct 15 2007, 09:45 PM) [snapback]361371[/snapback]
Just read the BS about McCline protesting his decision loss to Peter... Every few months we hear a blurb about a fighter protesting a decision. My question is simple - when was the last time a decision was actually overturned? I'm not talking something like the Toney-Ruiz fight... but actually a case where a fight was reviewed by a santioning body and deemed to have rendered an improper verdict? Has this ever happened? If no precedent has been set what are these guys (like McCline) thinking when 9 out of 10 people agree that he lost?
Actually very recently, remember Delvin Rodriguez-Keenan Collins main event on ESPN about a month or so ago. It was initially called a draw from Collins getting cut in the fight, which they ruled a headbutt. Delvins camp protested and said it was a punch that caused the cut, the commision watched the fight on replay and clearly saw it was a punch and awarded Rodriguez with the win. As for fights that went to the scorecards and fighters trying to get the result overturned, I never have heard any cases for it. Though the Courtney Burton-Emmanuel Augustus fight years ago was the most blatant cheating I have ever seen by judges ever, and that fight result SHOULD have been overturned.