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Old 03-28-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Anyone see this Super Six fight last night? Abraham was DQ'd due to a "strike" while Dirrell had a knee on the ground due to a slip.

Meryl Streep would be impressed with Dirrell's acting job. Ive never seen a fighter to the Vlade Divac flop in a championship fight. Shameful shameful shameful.

A.A. is going to come back and destroy everyone else in this tournament.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Agreed. He has already destroyed Taylor, and in many people's eyes, Dirrell. AA's puching power is borderline legendary.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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This is my 2nd Dirrell fight. His act has grown tiresome, grow some balls. Just when I thought he did, he all of sudden pulls this stunt. That punch was so weakly thrown I think I could have survived it. Abraham's punch was definitely illegal BUT. I feel Dirrell was totally acting on the amount of pain he was feeling. I feel, he got scared the round before when Abraham finally touched with him a good punch. At the time, I saw an instant change of demeanor. I feel, Dirrell like used this as perfect opportunity to avoid a knockout which at the time seemed to be fastly approaching.

Dirrell's next fight, I do hope he gets knocked out because he is ridiculous.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I didn't catch the fight. For those who did, I read that Abraham knocked Dirrell down twice, once in the 8th and once in the 9th but they were counted as slips. So what did you think? Were they legit knockdowns or were they slips?

FWIW, I really hate when fighters (or any athlete) play up their injuries with an attempt at drawing a foul or DQ, it cheapens the victory.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I didn't catch the fight. For those who did, I read that Abraham knocked Dirrell down twice, once in the 8th and once in the 9th but they were counted as slips. So what did you think? Were they legit knockdowns or were they slips?

FWIW, I really hate when fighters (or any athlete) play up their injuries with an attempt at drawing a foul or DQ, it cheapens the victory.

Yeah Coolhands Dirrell did a little acting, but he clearly slipped to one knee and AA hit him anyways. I think I would of started shaking also!!
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Yeah Coolhands Dirrell did a little acting, but he clearly slipped to one knee and AA hit him anyways. I think I would of started shaking also!!
But what about the two previous times he touched the canvas? Were those legit slips or were they knockdowns?
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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He had vaseline on his shoes.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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But what about the two previous times he touched the canvas? Were those legit slips or were they knockdowns?
IMO, one was iffy and I could justify it being called a slip, but the other was a CLEAR knockdown. There were also two major flurries from AA that, had AD not been unsupported by the ropes, would have been knockdowns.

The story with this fight will always be the illegal punch, but it really should be the absolutely horrific job Larry Cole did as the third man in the ring. He and his daddy Dickie, who happens to run the TX commission, are rather notorious around these parts and as soon as I saw Larry was ref, even way up in Michigan, I knew there would questionable call after questionable call. And it sucked that I was right. The fight game would be better off if Cole never stepped foot in another ring. (And perhaps just concentrated on his day job: selling fight insurance.)

AA turned to Cole for help w/multiple low blows and while I don't justify hitting a guy while he's down, a part of me understood AA's frustration that Cole did nothing. AA didn't get scored his knockdown, he was sent to the corner mid-round for the ring docs to check out a cut that any experienced fight fan would not have viewed as severe enough to consider a stoppage, and each and every judgment call that could have gone his way, didn't. Even when Larry asked to have the ring mopped up due to sweat, it was because Dirrell was a risk of yet another 'slip'. But a slippery spot when AD was supposedly getting the better of AA musta just been great boxing in Cole's mind, not a wet surface. It was nearly comical. Don't even get me started on the head butt. ('Cause it didn't happen?)

Had this fight been more professionally officiated, I don't think we'd be sitting here discussing AD's acting and AA's playground politics.
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