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By Ted Sares :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

I watched the fight tonight and two things were crystal clear. 1) Evander Holyfield needs to retire right now and 2) Fres Oquendo won the fight. How the judges could give it to "The Real Deal" is beyond my wildest imagination. Sure, he knocked Oquendo down in the first round, but it was a flash knockdown that did no damage. In fact, Fres may have won the rest of the round.

To win a fight, you need to let your hands go, throw punches and land a few. Holyfield did neither. You think Quartey and Forrest was bad? This goes right along side and the surprised look on Ronnie Shield's face when the decision was announced affirms that notion more than any words can.

In the first fight on the under card, one of the may unknown (at least to me) judges somehow voted in favor of Elizondo over Navarro (who won handily) and this was a precursor of what was to come. The only possible way for Fres to have won that fight would have been by knockout. In the main event, the judges had their minds made up from the get go..

While Fres may have not done much to enhance his reputation in San Antonio tonight, he did do one thing. He won the fight. Make no mistake of that.

This was a politically correct decision....and it was bile-inducing.
 

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I didnt see Holyfields fight last night but from what i have heard he didnt have the fighting spirit and heart he used to have. Even before his return fight against Jeremy bates i always said holyfield has proved himself and doesnt need to prove no more. I respect that he wants to become heavyweight chamion of the world again but he was finished after his fight with James Toney. James Toney is still at the top of the rantings including waldmir klitschko and Nicolay Valuev and other heavyweights that he cant beat. I would love to see him prove me wrong and become champion of the world again but it will not happen.
 

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I score it 114-113 for Oquendo. It was a close ugly fight that coulda went either way.( Man I say that alot in the heavyweights.)

Fres can only blame himself, he didnt throw to the body at all & he needed to be more active. Throw more punches etc.

Diaz vs Johnson stole the show.:thumbsup:
 
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