Mathis ko's Holm Dec 10, 2011 14:20:21 GMT -5
Post by TD on Dec 10, 2011 14:20:21 GMT -5
Sue could NOT even say WHO she presented the WBAN BELT to " the new winner and champion Sophie Anne Mathis"...I think she said, " I attended the press conference, weigh-in, the fight card, presenting the WBAN World Welterweight title to the winner...." That's SHABBY "journalism", if its supposed to be that.
Here's what Sue Fox ACTUALLY said about the fight rather than what TD, who never reads before he writes, THOUGHT she said:
On this night, Holly Holm and Anne Sophie Mathis fought for the WBAN World Welterweight title. To the surprise of many, these two were in a war from the first round until the fight was stopped 1:38 in the seventh round.
After the fourth round had ended and seeing the continuous barrage of combinations and heavy leather thrown at each other, I remember commenting to Chris Cozzone of New Mexico Boxing, that this fight would never last 10 rounds.
I had no idea WHO was going down, but just seeing the high-pace of these two----I knew that one would not make it till the end.
Then in a shocker that is still fresh in my mind----Anne Sophie Mathis stunned Holm in the six round. Holm went down to the canvas, dazed, wobbly and at that time it appeared the fight was over.
But what was even more shocking was that Holm did not receive an eight count, and that the Ref apparently called the knockdown a "slip".
By then, not only myself, but people at ringside, and the crowd that I could hear by ear shot appeared to be bewildered by the chain of events.
Holm managed to weather the storm through the end of the sixth round, and to the dismay of others, besides myself, the fight continued and she came out for the seventh round.
It did not take long for Mathis to get the upper hand on the now-injured Holm, and 1:38 seconds of this round---the fight was over, and Holm was on the canvas, losing by KO.
[photo of Sue with Mathis and belt]
Sue TL Fox presents WBAN Welterweight Belt
to Mathis. Dean Chance gave the IBA belt to Mathis.
Photo: Steve Snowden
One thing I had never done in covering boxing was yell at something happening in the ring. But this night, just prior to Holm going down to the canvas, without realizing what I had done, I stood up--- looking at Holm hanging onto the rope, and yelled, "Can't you see she is hurt?"
[another photo of Sue with Mathis and WBAN belt]
If TD could only find time to read before he SHOUTED, he'd be a less "shabby" writer himself. He's set on being the "Fox News" of this Forum - if he can't actually find facts he just makes them up. Yes he's good at inflammatory writing IN ALL UPPER CAPS but he's lousy at separating actual fact from his imagination and faulty memory, and at listening to anyone else.
Sue Fox is not a pro journalist running a money-making "media operation", she is a former boxer and retired policewoman who's running WBAN on a shoestring mostly with volunteer help like mine. She is actually RAISING money for boxing causes like the Retired Boxers Foundation because she cares about the sport and knows first hand about the toll it takes on boxers.
As a cancer survivor she knows about health issues, she's been through the mill up close and in person. Compared to a part-time conspiracy theorist, serial distorter, and sideline SHOUTER who gets to throw rocks at her for free for a few minutes a day spent on-line, I know who's "shabby". It's the lazy one who can't even be bothered to read what he's criticizing and just wants to complain about the WORK other people actually DO rather than doing any himself.
Well Now Dee-- the quote I posted was taken right from WBAN. I did read the entire piece. My point IS, which you enjoy missing, GIVE THE NEW CHAMP, SOPHIE MATHIS, HER DUE AND ANNOUNCE HER HAME WHEN YOU CALL HER THE CHAMP OR REFER TO PUTTING THE BELT ON THE CHAMPION. << oh wow, caps, my gawd<<
Does WBAN receive money from Lenny? Does WBAN want to be an independant voice for fairness in the sport? If so, then give coverage where coverage is due and outrage where outrage is due...not selectively.
I thought it very disengenious to jump on a REF who was hand picked by the promoter, has ref'd many of Holly's fights and was obviously aware of Holly's style because he gave Holly what she wanted, a chance to get back in the fight. I think it was a bad call, but you have to respect the corner's call.
Now, its the pro-Holly crowd that is crowing that its the ref's fault she took an extra beating. It is and it isn't. Holly should have been given an 8 count and a point(s) loss for being knocked down. Fair point to make. But she would have picked up 8 second of recovery time, instead she got about 3 seconds.
Anyway, the point is, the world dominance fight gets a build up and then proper respect is NOT shown, IMO, to the New Champion, Sophie Mathis. Instead, its a circular firing squad of blame. I guess I should just ignore it, its just the way they roll....