QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Dec 17 2007, 06:06 AM) [snapback]370911[/snapback]
Great topic George!
Some I recall my exact scores and some I remember who I had winning but that's all.
Hopkins-Taylor I: 115-113 Taylor. Like Leonard-Hagler I this match and the second fight (which I also had Taylor winning) have about a 50/50 split. I thought Bernard was doing what he needed to do to win the fight in the later rounds, but Taylor took a little more early rounds to take the win.
Delahoya-Mosley II: 115-113 Delahoya. Mosley did well in the later rounds, but Delahoya did just a little better in the early rounds to take the fight.
Morales-Barrera II: Agreed with the judges, 115-113 Barrera. Both did well, but I thought Barrera did a little more. I had the first fight a draw because I did not score the 12th round as a 10-8 round because the knockdown was a slip. But I don't think Morales won the first fight. But no way did Barrera win the first fight by the margin Harold Lederman had either!
Delahoya-Quartey: Quartey by a point 115-114. I would accept a draw to a two point win for Delahoya, but no more than that. (One judge had Oscar by 3 points, the other by 4.) Not an outrage, but too wide.
I'm adding three more fights to the list:
Whitaker-Chavez: Of course this was no draw, but it wasn't the blowout that Max Kellerman and his bed partner Ring Magazine had either. I had it for Sweat Pea 116-113 Chavez had some moments and it was a very good fight! But shutouts to 118-110 type cards for Whitaker, Can't see that at all. A much bigger robbery for Whitaker was the first Rameriz fight that I had scored (I think) 117-111 for Pernell.
Leonard-Hagler: I always have it 115-113 Leonard every time I watch. Hagler didn't do enough in the later rounds.
Trinidad-Delahoya: 116-113 Delahoya: Yes, because of Gil Clancy telling him to, Oscar did run the last three rounds, (even though judge Bob Logist gave him the 12th, admitting later that he "must have lost concentration." Surprised because he is good.) The first two rounds tell a story of this fight as to how hard they were to score and why they make even MORE of a difference in scoring divergence than the last three rounds. Once again, we have 50/50 Leonard-Hagler scoring, BUT the first round was split three ways by all three judges:
Delahoya on one card, Even on the other, Trinidad on the other. (I scored it even, which is VERY RARE for me, which tells you how close this round was.) I recently scored the 7th round of Cotto-Mosley even as well, as did one of the judges.
In round two, all three judges went for Trinidad, The key round in the scoring. I scored it for Delahoya as did Harold Lederman. Mix rounds 1-2 by giving them to Tito and he wins the fight, which I can accept. Yes, there was so much discussion of Delahoya running in rounds 10-12, but no one wants to talk about the scoring of the first two rounds. Those rounds because of their closeness, are the pivotal rounds in evaluating this fight.
The big question for every fight fan is, what would have happened if these matches where fought under the old 15-round distance?