QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ May 15 2010, 10:51 AM)
#1. Castillo was The Champ. He earned no less than a draw, IMO, which translates into retention of his title.
#2. Two decent examples. I would add Leonard v Hagler.
Yeah? I have watched more than 5 times over the years and see NO way that PBF should have been awarded a victory in that fight. He was the challenger. Castillo out worked him, out landed him, was the agressor and was the title holder.
Yes it was close, but no closer than a draw. Castillo should have retained his title and PBF should have no better than a Draw blemish on his record.
That whole "Champ should get the nod if its close" bullshit is retarded. There is no logic to support why that style of judging should be implemented. The BEST way to determine who wins a fight is with the sound off, to remove crowd and commentator bias, then determining in EACH INDIVIDUAL ROUND, which fighter you would rather be. I would rather have been Mayweather in both matches.
Sorry, but that has been a sore spot with me ever since ODLH lost (QUITE UNFAIRLY) to Trinidad, based on his decision to run the last few rounds, even though he CLEARLY won more of the other ones.