QUOTE (Keith @ Oct 24 2009, 05:36 PM)
There is more then just hometown judging going on. If too many boxers fight like they do, boxing will die. I don't think people pay 50$ to see a pay per view where a guy tries to win a round landing 3 or 4 punches. Dirrel displayed very little "ring generalship" against Froch and gave the judges an opportunity to score against him. The safety first mentality in the ring is tough to pull off. People (including judges) want to see some damage inflicted.
Thank you Keith. Thank you!
I wish I could give both Direll and Froch a grade lower than F for technique because as far as I am concerned both boxers showed neither. (See my comments in the SPOILER thread on the fight for more details.)