Vic C wrote:Chavez vs Taylor
... the ref should have given Taylor an 8 count. If he did Taylor would have won the fight.
Brooklyn_teacher wrote:I disagree on the Chavez v Taylor decision. If the fighter renders the other fighter incapable of continuing the ref has the obligation to stop the fight ...
It was a VERY hard call, I think. On one hand, it's hard to fault Richard Steele for truly trying to protect Taylor, who was virtually a dead man standing. On the other hand, if MT made even the slightest response to Steele (I couldn't really tell), I think he should've been given the opportunity to last the final couple ticks of the clock and claim his great victory. LIke I said, excruciatingly difficult. One lesson to fighters, though, is that they must
make a clear response to the ref's questions -- lest their chance for victory be taken away.
Oh, I see BT has put up the clip. I'll watch it again.