QUOTE(The Boxing Fan @ Aug 18 2008, 09:50 PM) [snapback]401110[/snapback]
I just wanted to know what ref you liked and what ref has stunk up a match. I think of Richard Steele in the Chavez/Taylor I fight; Carr/Delahoya fight; Mercante in the Judah/Kosta as being atrocious refs. Cortes is ok and Weeks is ok. Mills Lanes is awesome. Any refs that made you want to shoot your TV or just say way to go ref, please list here.
here is an interesting quote from a recent post by randy gordan on CBZ regarding chavez/taylor:
"As for the Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor fight, I was besieged with calls from the media, asking me if I agreed with Steele, as I was then Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. My answer was ďYes, I agree with his call.Ē Itís not the refereeís job to know how much time is remaining in the round. Itís his (or her) job to protect the fighter. In the incredible thunder of noise that existed throughout the arena in the final seconds of that fight, Steele was unaware of how many seconds remained. He had been watching both fighters closely because both were battered, cut, hurt and exhausted from a long, grueling fight. When Taylor went down and rose on unsteady legs and didnít respond to Steeleís questions, other than to blink and turn his head away from Steele, the referee had no choice but to stop the fight. Iíve watched the tape plenty, especially in the days after it happened. I watched it by myself, I watched it with my staff and I watched it with friends who are/were in the boxing business.
I had no doubt then that Richard Steele did the right thing in stopping the fight.
I feel the same way today.