Sunday, August 23, 2009

Are You Freakin' Kidding Me?

Gale Van Hoy should never be allowed to judge another fight. 118-110 for Diaz? 10 rounds to 2? Are you freakin' kidding me?

I'm wondering if anyone actually saw Van Hoy in the building or did he send in an absentee ballot?

"Let's see, Diaz is the hometown kid, plus Malignaggi talked all that junk about me earlier in the week. I think 10 rounds to 2 sounds about right... fill it out.. sign it... Honey, would you put a stamp on this and send it over to the commission?"

I scored the bout even. 115-113 for Diaz is a little hard for me to swallow but I can accept it. 116-112 is wrong and 118-110 is simply not the fight that took place last night.

There are a lot of problems that need to be fixed in boxing. Bad and hometown scoring have been going on for years. But when a score is that way off, like Gale Van Hoy's, measures need to be taken to ensure he can't screw up the outcome of a big fight again until he proves his competence in 4 and 6 rounders.

Texas commission, if you do nothing (which I'm sure will be the case), shame on you.

1 comment:

Lee said...

This was an absolute robbery. Paulie was a bit outspoken before the fight, but rightfully so. Dicky Cole should never be allowed to officiate another fight. This guy is consistently one of the worst officials in boxing. Paulie clearly won the fight in my opinion. He was getting off first, landing the cleaner punches, and controlling the pace of the fight. This decision is an absolute insult to the sport of boxing.