>> If Cooney was a fraud he would not have lasted into the 13th round
>> against Holmes, and been leading on the score cards.
> He was *leading* on the score cards?!?
That's what they say.
> I believe you but if anything reeks of fraud, it's the scoring of
> the fight. I'm the first to admit my memory isn't perfect
> re: fights of that vintage but as I remember it, I don't see how
> Holmes lost more than a round.
You know, Larry said the same thing, so the network (I think it was ABC)
rebroadcast the fight, and they had the judges do a round-by-round thing
where they defended their scores. I was about 20 years old at the time
(shows how old I am, and how long ago it was) but it seemed to make
sense to me.
> BTW, this isn't in disagreement with what you said re: Cooney...if
> he was a fraud, Holmes would've knocked him out early.
>> If Golota was a fraud he would not have pounded Bowe into retirement.
> Less convincing than going 13 with Holmes, but agreed again.
Glad we can agree.
Don MacAngus, Santa Cruz, CA