QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Jan 17 2010, 04:13 PM)
They have to pom-pom the undefeated guy, a sad but traditional practice in boxing that influences commentators AND judges. Did not see the fight, but it is almost a foregone conclusion that Ouma was gonna get fucked on a decision.
See and comment in the Mosley-Berto thread for how I think Berto will also be pom-pomed by the judges if it goes to the cards.
The point is we are seeing a growing trend where Journeymen can't get a break and officials can't stand to see the "O go." It's almost always do what you can to protect the more marketable guy.
This is just a fucking warm up for how Mosley MIGHT be treated against Berto, although Shane has strong credentials where he has still won fights that some thought he lost, (Delahoya II,) But this shit WILL be a rude awakening for Joshua Clottey against Pacquaio. You can bet the farm on this.
He didn't get the benefit of the doubt with Cotto, a fight that he very well could have won. Same with at least one of the Wright fights.
If it's VERY close, you could be right about Berto.
STILL... I don't see it going against Mosley in this matchup. Even subconsciously, people know that if Pacquiao-Mayweather doesn't happen, Mosley-Mayweather is the 2nd best choice. Example of such application: de la Hoya-Sturm. Close, close fight, DLH-Hopkins on the horizon, DLH gets the nod 115-113 on ALL THREE CARDS!
Think about it...