Monday, May 10, 2010

What's a Brother Got to Do...

To get some respect?

Why do people hate Kermit Cintron?

I've received a bunch of emails saying he deserves an Oscar (not De La Hoya) for his acting job after falling out of the ring. Are you people insane?

Watch the tape. As soon as he hits the table, he grabbed the back of his head, even before he fell off of it and to the floor. If he were looking for a way out, that was some mighty quick improvising. Robin Williams would be proud.

I know what I'll do -- I'll get caught up in an awkward clinch and as I spin out of it I'll do a triple lindy out of the ring and grab the back of my head so that everyone believes that I'm hurt.

People also seem to forget that right before the clinch that led to the accident, he rocked Williams with a counter right hand. Williams was hurt, which was why he clinched to begin with.

Lastly, all reports say the doctor ruled that he couldn't fight after he saw how he landed. Whether you believe Kermit's protest that he wanted to fight, doesn't matter. It was the way he landed that convinced the doc he "needed to get checked out"

Has Kermit had some weak moments in fights before? Absolutely. He wilted against Margacheato, when he was probably getting hit with loaded gloves, and he seemed to quit against Martinez, but the bout was allowed to continue.

But this was not one of them. It wasn't even close.

I know Kermit. He may be a lot of things, but a good actor is not one of them.

Oh, and another thing. Goosen Tutor and the California State Athletic Commission need to answer why those ropes were so loose. That was inexcusable.

Lastly, 4 round to nothing Williams?! I had Cintron up 3-1. I could see 2-2. There is no way that Paul Williams won 3 rounds.

All Kermit does is fight people no one else wants to -- Margarito, Angulo, Martinez and Williams. Why can't he get some love?

1 comment:

dallyon said...

I can't agree more with you. The fall didn't seem that bad the first time I saw Cintron going down, but I was convinced that he was hurt after watching the replay. After that I knew the fight was going to be stopped.

I had the fight 2-1 for Cintron, and did not bother to score the 4th round as I though the fight was going to be ruled as a technical draw or no contest... going to the scorecards after 3 1/2 rounds in a 12-round fight is just stupid. In my opinion fights should go to the scorecards only if half of the rounds in a fight can be scored, otherwise it just doesn't make any sense!!!

Also, I don't understand why the public was booing during the fight. I was looking forward to this fight for a while and what Cintron and WIlliams were able to show was what I expected, a very technical fight with good moments for both fighters. Of course I wanted to see more action, but I was expecting that towards the later rounds...

Finally, I don't know why people don't like Cintron. I am not a huge fan, but I like to see him fight. Even people from Puerto Rico criticize him a lot through the postings in online newspapers. Here are two concrete examples to show people's disrespect towards Cintron: (1) I have to go back to refresh my memory, but I remember that when Quintana defeated Williams, Quintana's trainer in the back during the interview made some insulting comments towards Cintron (by the way, I think Quintana vs. Cintron will make a good fight, but only in 154lbs). (2) While training for his fight against Yuri Foreman, Daniel Santos showed up to a Cintron's press conference in Puerto Rico to challenge him (I think this was inappropriate).