QUOTE (Mean Mister Mustard @ Jun 18 2009, 06:29 PM)
Bute and Diaconu both have the same promoter.
This should be a good fight but I think eventually Pascal succumbs to Diaconu's power. Carl Froch is a good puncher so I was surprised when he couldn't stop Pascal but Diaconu has another type of power. Or maybe Pascal is tougher than I think and makes it to 12 rounds. I'm going with Diaconu by decision though.
I hope ref. Marlon Wright doesn't become Marlon "Wrong" again. I find it amazing that this is the best ref in Canada. Actually, there is a Quebec Boxing Law that says out of the 4 officials for the fight (3 judges, 1 ref.) Half of the participants must be from the home country. judges are:
John Keene (UK)
Jack Woodburn (Canada)
Max Deluca (USA-California)
I'm happy with that. And Woodburn does not really show a history of bias, in fact from what I have seen, he is quite good. However, I don't think "Wright" is right to be in there.