Originally Posted by Kilted Brewer
I don't know guys. I mean, the right man won the fight. Did you see Franklin's face when Bruce announced one judge gave him a 30/27 win?? He knew he lost. Believe it or not I wanted Franklin to win, but I also believe Hendo was the better fighter yesterday.
And though I do think the Rua/Coleman fight was called early, it would have only taken one more punch from Rua to leave no doubt. Coleman shocked me in that last round though. I thought for sure he wasn't gonna make it that long.
I guess I need to watch the fight again to take a look at that. You could see Rich raising his right hand (in victory) when Buffer was announcing the last judges score. (He honestly thought he won)
As far as the Rua/Coleman fight, that was a joke. BOTH fighters were gassed beyond recognition. While I do agree that the fight was stopped a bit prematurely, I dont think that Coleman was doing a whole lot to protect himself when he went down for the final time. I would have given him a few more seconds to see what sort of defense he would have mounted. Rua was too gassed to inflict a whole lot more damage anyway...
Like Coleman said - lets do it again.
(And this defense of the man comes from a total non-fan of Coleman. (I think he should have retired a long time ago)