“I don’t know how in the world Paul Williams won the decision… It’s a joke. Paul Williams thought he lost the fight.” – HBO boxing announcer Bob Papa
I’m in shock still.
I watched a fight tonight that was an alright fight, although it was one-sided there was decent action, but clearly won by one particular fighter. This fighter won all but three rounds on my scorecard and two of them I could have seen going to the other guy too. It was a fight where one fighter clearly dominated.
It was a fight where the announcers were openly talking in round 11 about how the ref should stop the fight out of fear of the losing fighter having taken too much punishment for his own good.
As the 12th and final round ended and one fighter jumped and threw his hands up, clearly thinking he won the fight. As well he should. He fought the perfect game plan.
Yeah, this slob was supposed to be (according to some) the next great one.
Arreola showed in this fight against a bum that he can’t step up (and I wasn’t the only one thinking he looked terrible either). It’s not in the cards for him. He is destined to be a middle man, a stepping stone for some up and coming (if there ever is another up and coming) young heavyweight that needs to prove himself against a good puncher with a strong chin.
It’s time to close the book on The Nightmare. Decent punch, good chin, 6’4″ and fat.