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10-25-2008, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rocketlives View Post
There will be a rematch and Andrade will probably win by KO in the first six rounds. Bute kept his title but, in my book, he's a tainted champion. He landed a lot of punches in this fight but he never hurt Andrade. Bute is a beautiful boxer but he lacks a knock out punch.

After being knocked down in the 12th, Bute was back on his feet within the required 9 seconds but he was still groggy and defenseless. The ref could hardly have declared the champion TKO'ed with only a few seconds remaining. However, he did take at least 10 seconds to convince Andrade to go in a neutral corner. Was such a long count justified? Andrade propably thought he was far enough from Bute but if he didn't comply with the ref's orders, he has only himself to blame.
Disagree with the first point. He's got 18 KOs.

And the champion's rule is right. Remember Beyer-Lucas?

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