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CONTROVERSY AND CONSPIRACY

The last couple of weeks have seen two massive fights come off that have had us all salivating but unfortunately both seem to have left a dark stain with a lot of fans.

Vasyl Lomanchenko won this weekends bout with the heavy handed Walters in what some class as a strange ending, Walters refusing to come out for the 8th round, this led to more than a few people dubbing it the 2nd No Mas incident and accusing the fighter of lacking the heart when the going gets rough.(In this case the tough didn’t get going)
Whilst I can understand the sentiment it does ignore the fact that Walters was being bullied around the ring (something he’s not used to) and looked out of his depth against the possible future p4p king.

Maybe him and/or his corner decided enough was enough, (we’ve all shouted about how someone should stop a fight at some point) and that there was nothing going to happen other than a prolonged beating and/or a brutal knockout.

Yes it’s a disappointment and there was a slight chance Walters could find that one punch but if his mind-set had turned to ‘survival’ then it was never going to happen and he could have been seriously hurt. Hopefully he’ll go away, reassess, rebuild and be back again in the future.

Seemingly to some the biggest controversy ever in boxing happened the week before when Andre Ward won a razor thin decision against the big punching Sergey Kovalev, although you’d be forgiven for thinking that he won 12 rounds without throwing a punch if you’ve wandered online to discuss it. I’m not really sure why it’s caused such an upset throughout the boxing community as there was 1 point in it and in my opinion it could have gone either way.

Despite not being much of a fan of Ward (I’ll be honest I find him boring,) I had him 1 or 2 up by the end BUT if it had been given to Kovalev, I wouldn’t have been complaining the way some have.

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posted on 29/11/16

2 great articles from you derby... I was dissapointed in Walters to be fair, he was being quite easily outboxed by Loma and after round 7 Loma stepped it up another gear again and without ever really being hurt Walters knew he was in against someone levels above him and it took any belief he had left. Walters himself quit, his corner wanted him to continue...

The Ward/Kov stuff has been done to death tho and there is no point debating it anymore.

posted on 29/11/16

Agree with both sentiments.

Walters was just completely outclassed and couldn't land a glove on Loma. He knew the writing was on the wall and would've been KO'd or beat up over the final few rounds so chucked it. The advantage of that is no concussion/beating so he can come back quicker and fresher.

Said all I have to say on the other fight.

posted on 1/12/16

In Walters case though he kind of has himself to blame a bit. He was waiting for the Loma fight for a while and it was like 12 months or something before he had a fight because of it. Surely he would have been better to take an opponent at the same weight in the interim.

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