December 12th, 2011 By Kevin Perry
AMIR KHAN ON HIS BIKE
I thought peterson won with or without the point deductions, that picture says it all he was on his bicycle the whole night, he did land some nice flashy combinations but he was running all night and peterson had to chase n run him down all night
Effective aggressiveness and clean punching are part of the criteria for scoring professional fights. Peterson won in these areas hands down no matter what HBO commentators say. HBO was exceptionally bias in this fight; Kellerman was trying to give Peterson credit but fell short.
Khan won 7 to 8 rounds in his usual amateur fashion while 4-5 rounds go to Peterson on aggression. Point deductions made it closer. I like at least the first point deduction and perhaps the second one as well as Khan can’t infight to save his life so he grabs, pushes, whatever he has to do to avoid fighting. If you read comments from British fans, most of whom like scrappers, you will find that they don’t like Khan’s hit and take flight style. They also had no problem with point deductions. And lastly, Paulie Malignaggie, calling the fight ringside, neither had a problem with point deductions, commenting that Khan refuses to let fighters work inside on him.
Didn’t see it like that. Those it could have been a 6-6 draw or 7-5 JMM. Some had Manny losing 8 rounds, while one guy had it 10-2 Marquez.
A uniclycle….ha!!! While that was harsh, it was funny. Anyway, I had Peterson winning, by a whisker, without the point deductions. With the fair point deductions, then definitely a Peterson victory. If you’re warned to stop doing something and you don’t stop it, then what do you think’s going to happen? I think that they’re called warnings for a reason…
Nonetheless, Khan is still a top boxer and I hope that the rematch happens.
I was rooting for Peterson but I think that Khan won the fight. Taking points for pushing happens a lot in the amateurs but not in the pro’s. The referee was trying his best to help the local fighter.
No disrespect to Khan who is a good fighter…I put the picture up for humors sake. Sometimes we as fans of the sport take the sport too seriously.
That pic was totally funny KP! I thought at some point during the fight, they agreed to a foot race, Khan ran so fast! lol…We can’t forget the fact that was a good scrap though…Like Lederman said during Cotto/Margarito 2, you can win a fight running!..Lamont was lucky to scrape by with those two deductions…This fight goes to show that even after some losses, fighters can rebound back and stay top form. Look how many losses these UFC guys have and they’re still backed by the fans..In boxing, fans aren’t as forgiving, therefore, the stakes are higher when suffering a loss..
Great photo KP!
If you take away the two bogus point deductions against Khan for pushing and remove the one point taken from Peterson for the knockdown that wasn’t, the judges scored it a draw.
I thought Khan used effective-aggressive movement. Every time it seemed like Peterson was going to blow him away with power shots against the ropes, Khan would move away and throw a lot of combinations, many of them effective. In fact I think Peterson was a couple of punches from going down in one round.
Yet Peterson landed the harder shots overall–the one round where Peterson almost went down withstanding–but Khan landed more shots.
Peterson won a legitimate hard fought close decision. Khan may have the better set of skills, but Peterson did more damage with his punches. I don’t consider the point deductions as controversial as it’s about damn time a ref started docking points for doing what is supposed to be illegal during the fight. Khan will rebound from the loss and may even improve from it, but it was Lamonts night and he was the deserved winner
After re-watching the fight, I have to say that I changed my mind: Khan lost the fight by a bigger margin than I first thought and would’ve deserved to be disqualified. How can anyone call this a home cooking? How many times did he get warned? And what about this BS that consists of saying that the 1st point is justified but not the 2nd? If anything the second is even more justified than the first. Indeed, why did he keep fouling AFTER being deducted one point? Why? Did he think that the ref would let him get away with it? I tried to count the pushes and shoves, and the headlocks, and the pushing of head down but there were too many.
CXan someone give Amir Con Froch’s number? Maybe he could learn a thing or two about class and respect.
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