- Jul 24, 2018
Did anybody else watch the world title fight last night between Jack Caterall and Josh Taylor last night ? I follow boxing on a casual basis as one of my favourite spectator sports and over the years have seen plenty of dubious decisions . Last night however was the final straw for me disillusioning me completely with the clear corruption involved . I accept that judges scorecards are to an extent subjective and often I admit I would have difficulty picking a winner either way but surely there could be no question of who won that fight . Catterall outboxed Taylor from he first bell and scored a knockdown ..... the verdict from every pundit watching was a comprehensive win for Catterall the lowest margin being by 5 rounds some by as many as seven yet Taylor got the decision . Three former world champions commentating all openly stated on air they were ashamed to be part of the sport . It seems there is no official independent overseeing of this sport in spite of the millions of pounds involved and one would think an expectation from the general public they are watching a fair contest . I personally have never seen such a blatent display of corruption in any sport . The only three people who thought Taylor won were Taylor and two of the judges in the split decision . Perhaps there are some on here who watched it and see it differently I'd be interested to hear . By the way I have no axe to grind in terms of wanting one or the other to win ... I actually had never heard of Catterall before the fight and have great respect for Taylor as a world class operator and undisputed champion .