QUOTE (zucrates @ Jul 14 2011, 02:07 AM)
Zab said during his training DK would keep scheduling him to be at certain places to do things for the fight so it was hard for him to get right so he came in the fight sub par(listen to his post fight interview). You right he should not have lost but Baldomir took Mayweather and Forrest(one card had 111-116) to the distance, He Tko'd Gatti also He has a win(even though its a Dq) over Clottey and they were close. So to do all that he's no push over because he lacks in the power department he has a crazy style and if you're not prepared right he might get you.
I haven't seen the Clottey fight, so I will stay away from that one. But you mentioned one card having Forrest 116-111 to indicate that Baldomir is a good fighter. What about the other cards (118-109)? Forrest had a point deducted anyways. The fight wasn't close and basically almost a shutout.
Gatti has never been a great win, maybe solid, but at that point, Gatti definitely wasn't solid. This is the same Gatti that got stopped by the reality TV star in Gomez.
Plus, Baldomir ended up getting stopped by Alvarez, he couldn't even stop Matthew Hatton.
But to the point at hand about Don King. Judah has a history and is known for not being right, and unraveling in fights. He has done this countless times, he even almost lost a fight with Pineda for slowing down, and having no urgency in that fight. He is known for this. So with his history, I'm hardly going to put too much stock into his excuse for losing to Baldomir and blaming Don King. It's not as if this was a one off for him, and he has always been with King for most of the time. I chalk it up as nothing more than an excuse, and to validate the Mayweather fight more.
It was Zab that lost the fight IMO and his fault, not Don Kings. I just won't believe that based on Judah's history.