Poor judging mars entertaining Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves card


Poor judging mars entertaining Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves card

On a night that featured not one, but two controversial decisions, boxing once again finds itself mired in a fog of doubt. Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves and Mauricio Herrera-Jose Benavidez both ended with scorecards of the dubious variety.

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Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves, Jessie Vargas-Anton Novikov scores

Observers were split by their opinions of who was winning Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves at the time of the DQ, but all agreed that the Las Vegas judges’ scores for Jessie Vargas-Anton Novikov didn’t reflect reality.

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Lampley discusses Chavez-Vera, bad scoring

HBO commentator Jim Lampley says the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera fight was a close contest but Vera “controlled the flow of the fight,” adding “98-92 is way off base. It just wasn’t that kind of a fight; 97-93 doesn’t seem right to me either.”

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No problem with judges selected for Mayweather-Canelo

Keith Kizer, the executive director for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, says that the teams of both Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez are fine with the commission’s selection of Dave Moretti, CJ Ross and Craig Metcalfe to judge their Sept. 14 mega-fight.

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From the pages of THE RING Magazine: A new perspective

Veteran referee Joe Cortez has an inspired idea to help avoid controversial decisions: Elevate the judges.

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