>Date: Sun, Feb 14, 1999 00:55 EST
>Delahoya showed his pride by almost knocking out Ike Quartey in the
>decisive 12th round.
the 12th round wasn't decisive, as lampley pointed out at the end.
and i liked how de la hoya looked like a little *** that was going to cry
during the middle rounds, when quartey showed his *** and oscar wasn't
doing shit......too bad quartey decided to play with oscar rather than knock
the little *** out.....quartey made a mistake there which cost him the fight.
> He ran out of gas however and in my opinion should
>have scored only a draw.
i agree, although i could see it going for quartey. but a draw would've been
> The Japanese judge was way off in giving
>Delahoya such a wide margin as 116-112. Quartey was the looser and more
>effective fighter through the middle rounds. Delahoya started back in
>the tenth and of course finished big in the 12th. Delahoya would be
>crazy to go for a rematch unless he absolutely has to.
he wouldn't be crazy, it would be showing the true heart of a warrior if he
gave quartey a rematch....but oscar doesn't have it.
> Oscar has earned
>a few easy matches after this one. Lets give him his due guys.
he fought enough easy matches before this fight, i don't feel like watching
oscar fight 5 more patrick charpentiers!
>fought the tough guy you all wanted and he's shown the courage of a
>Sugar Ray Leonard. I'll call him champ.
i'll call him the marketing tool who avoids big punchers (aside from tonight),
and avoids tough competition for the most part....trying to be an all-time
great? nah, he's trying to rake in the cash.