> Does anyone else think that Marty Denkin may have been a bit premature in
> stopping the fight? Come on, these where two "world champions" in there,
> with a lot on the line.
> I was very surprised that Forrest didn't protest the stoppage - it might
> have not made any difference as he was obviously hurt but hurt enough to
> warrant a stoppage? I think that Forrest MIGHT have been able to hold on
> and survive the round.....what the hell was Denkin doing with the finger
> movement? Has anyone else ever seen a ref do that? I might be out of line,
> but when I saw that Denkin was the ref, and Mayorga being promoted by
> King...........maybe I'm being paranoid....
> Any thoughts?
I think that if the fight was allowed to continue Mayorga could have
been able to follow up with some hard punches and not only ended the
fight but also could have psychologically hurt Forrest even worse i.e.
Vargas after the Trinidad fight. I think Mayorga's chin surprised
Forrest (it surprised me) and was not used to the relentless pressure.
In the Mosely fights Forrest was always able to stop Shane in his
tracks with the overhand right but Mayorga was able to shake it off. I
think a rematch would eventually wind up the same way with the only
difference that Vernon would take longer to get out of his gameplan. I
think Vernon has too much pride not to try to slug it out with this