1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Yuri Foreman's knee

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Very interesting fight. A Rocky-ish scene in the eighth round with the towel coming in, with Foreman still wanting to go.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Free fight between Foreman and Cotto > $59.99 fight between Mayweather and Mosley. Not even close.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I found Mercante refusing to allow Foreman's corner to stop the fight weird.
    I've always thought the first responsibility to the referee was the safety of the fighters, but maybe I'm wrong.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The towel didn't come from the corner, it came from his wife.
  6. ringer

    ringer Member

    What was the verdict on the knee injury? Foreman told Max Kellerman after the fight that it was an old injury, but surprisingly, Kellerman never asked about specifics.

    IMO, a major part of the story was about the knee.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The AP story said it did come from the corner, after his wife was begging them to stop the fight.

    Mercante later said he thought the towel had come from someone else at ringside, instead of the corner. That's why he waved it off.
  8. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Helen Thomas is happy Cotto won.
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    George Kimball had a good account of what happened.
    He's right, Mercante was not acting professionally. I understand, fans want to see a fighter carried out on his shield and they feel ripped off when a fight is stopped when a guy is still standing, but when it's obvious a guy is trailing badly, taking a beating or his ability to defend himself is seriously compromised and he has no realistic chance of scoring a late-round KO, stop the fight.
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Fight should have been stopped once Foreman came up after the slip. Mercante should never ref another fight again.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page