They were in a scrum earlier in the game too. Downie was doing his best constipation face trying to intimidate Coburn. Anyway you could tell Coburn thought I will check you later, Mr. Downie. So apparently he did.
Downie was trying to get him to go in the 2nd and when they finally did, Downie came out firing hard and got a few shots in. But the end was scary, Coburn started using his size advantage and really served some hard blows to Downie. Thank god the refs came in when they did. Downie was lucky to skate away from that fight
Downie whooped Coburn a few times early in the fight and then got whooped a few times near the end of the fight.
I will say pretty gutless of Coburn to punch Downie in the back of the head repeatedly. He should have kept going with the uppercuts where he was catching Downie pretty good.
Id say overall it was 60/40 in favor of Coburn, but it was a pretty even fight with both players taking a few really good clean shots.
gutless to punch him in the back of the head? I don't get it.
Pretty even fight? Downie is a tough guy but he's very lucky he didn't get his jaw broken. He knew he was going to get hurt and had to get the refs to end it. He's lucky Coburn isn't a dick and didn't try to kill him.
He laid just as many clean punches on Coburn as Coburn did to him. He won the first half and Coburn won the second half. Coburn won the fight because his shots were a good bit more damaging to Downie. The uppercuts caught Downie really well.
Nowhere did I say Downie won. But he certainly didnt get destroyed from start to finish like some people are making it out to be.
There was nothing remotely close to "even" about this fight. Downie was basically turtling and still getting fed with massive shots in the end, the refs literally had to jump in to stop the beatdown, it was about to get extremely ugly for Downie. A few early shots doesn't change the fact that Coburn was the very, very clear winner in this fight. Props to Downie for having the heart/guts to go with a much bigger opponent, but he got his ass handed to him.