QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Dec 21 2011, 04:37 AM)
I think Golden Boy Promotions are hypocrites. Yes, there was some home cooking by the local ref with one point taken away in the 12th that was not fair and in the 7th round, which was boarder-line. However, where were "Grin Boy" and his entourage company when Agbeko was getting hit in the nuts 60 times by "THEIR" fighter, Abner Mares? Where was the WBC, who's Silver (Elimination title) belt was also on the line?
That's one of the biggest problems I have with big promoters, and it's not just Delahoya. They only bitch when an injustice goes against THEIR fighter. Or you get guys like Jose Sulaiman and Bob Arum protecting Margarito, despite being caught with loaded gloves, and putting all the blame on the trainer. But a Mexican President of a World Organization bashing a Mexican fighter? How many times do we see that happen? Practically NEVER! Arum plays that same line of bullshit. He's catered to the Mexican/Hispanic/Latin-American population for YEARS. Look at how he comes to Margarito's defense. Bob and Jose. The same shit, just coming out of the asses of two different people.
Delahoya's company Richard Schaefer, and Hopkins only cry when an injustice has been done to them. But if an opponent that they are fighting gets shitted on? They could care less. Is Golden Boy really following in the steps of Bob Arum and WBC President Jose Sulaiman concerning favoritism to Mexican/Latin American fighters?
I blame a lot of Khan's loss for not petitioning the WBA/IBF for a neutral referee. That type of protest would at least have some merit. This ref (Joe Cooper) was a local. They could have picked someone with more experience in big fights. It seems like we would have gotten fairness if this had been the case.
Exactly! Isn't it always like that? It's suddenly "injustice" when they come up short, but when their fighter eases away with a questionable victory, its fine and dandy. Hence Mares's first victory over Agbeko, and Khan's loss to Peterson...it seems to suddenly be a big deal. It happens to the best of them, but what can we do?
Khan should've used the neutral referee argument, as a chief complaint...maybe he would've stirred some things up, but crying, "I want my titles back", just killed his whole case. The IBF has already denied his petition, so he's left with the WBA...better hope they show mercy. If not, then Khan aaaalready knows what to do...yep, you got it, he can go to a corner and fuck himself in a brisk and lively manner