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Spoilers: Madrimov vs Soro controversy


WelshDevilRob
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I have a different take on it, even though I'm usually the first one to complain about corruption.

 

I think the ref was concentrating hard on the action near the end, deciding whether or not to stop it. (before the bell) You can see it in his body language.

When the bell sounded he was too concerned about this to notice immediately. Sure, a ref is supposed to stop the action at the bell, but his FIRST job is to protect a fighter who's getting hurt while the round is happening. - And that is a very hard decision to make, and certainly all he was concentrating on.

 

Plus, Madrimov was throwing punches at an extremely high rate. Those seven extra punches all happened within about 1 second.

And the crowd was making a huge noise.

 

The ref was late, of course, but I actually believe that he didn't hear the bell right away. It's easy to be an armchair critic, but we weren't in the ring.

 

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Of course, the fight should obviously be ruled a N/C, but don't hold your breath. They'll use the old "He was winning, anyway" excuse.

Same as it ever was.

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Only right for Soro to be granted the rematch. No excuse for the ref to let the end of that round get away from him like he did. He hears the 10 second warning, he can easily anticipate the bell. Some refs count down from 10 to themselves (some you can actually hear counting!). So the round's ending and the ref can see Madrimov flurrying. But he doesn't want to stop the fight hastily so he gives Soro the chance to get to the bell. But he loses himself in the excitement which is inexcusable. He needs to physically intervene and pull Madrimov off Soro. It's up to officials to assign a ref who can physically handle the fighters if necessary. And an experienced ref who'll keep a cool head through the chaos.
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Had Madrimov winning the fight. Soro was an exceptional fighter, his career would've been a lot bigger with a big promoter. Madrimov looks decent and is entering his prime. Soro, at 34, looks to be on the decline. Great that there is a rematch.
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