If Lewis had allowed that drug addict to continue and be permanently damaged, these people would be singing a different tune today. Anyway he will be damaged, he will not pack it in like he should, hell this guy is already punch-drunk.Posted November 12, 2012 12:34 am
Mick the Marmalizer
Oh dear! Sorry I though this fight was @ 200Lb not 175. My mistake. MtM…………Posted November 11, 2012 6:51 pm
Mick the Marmalizer
Without doubt cruiserweight is the most lack luster weight in British Boxing & unfortunatlly looks to remain so for the foreseable future! :-(Posted November 11, 2012 6:47 pm
Gray, if you had seen Macs fight with Shane Mcfilbin last time out then i think you would see why people are saying enzos a bum. It hurts me seeing him in the ring now.Posted November 11, 2012 6:52 am
ok this has to be said as im bemused why everyone is treating enzo like he is a bum and lewis should have known better – ok lets look at Enzo’s recent defeats before last night – Haye, Afolabi, Lebdev and fenkel – with the exception of fenkel who was undefeated and never fought again (and was given a beatdown before producing a hollywood punch so we dont know how good he was) all the people who beat Enzo are rated in the top 4 by the ring magazine !!! does that make Enzo a bum?? no because he hasnt been beaten by a bum and the ref ( and everyone else for that matter) had done his homework they would realise that enzo isnt a bum but a guy who has lost 4 fights at the highest level of the sport!!! – for perspective Bruno won a world title older and after 4 bad knockouts too!!!!! further to this despite some nasty ko’s enzo has never taken a real sustained hiding which is probably worse!! personally im more concerned for Amir khan who has taken far more full blooded punches in his career just watch the 4th round of the garcia fight and count how many power punches he took to the head!Posted November 10, 2012 7:23 pm
Bill Patrice Jones
Premature stoppage but Maccarinelli has been devastated so many times now it must be hard for someone to referee his fights. I mean surely he made enough money during his WBO title run to be ok now?? Haye ended his career. Macca should have taken a knee when he got clocked but instead he held onto the ropes and got hit with a succession of vicious shots like Haye was at oerfect range with a heavybag looking for full force. It’s not being over the top I mean people can be changed permanently through a car accident. I don’t know who did Macca’s matchmaking after that but whoever did was beyond reckless. He gets put in with three of the CW division’s hardest punchers and suffers three more brutal stoppages. You only have to have decent power and land on Macca now to win, and that’s sad. I feel so sorry for him because it must be so painful psychologically to have once been a proud brave boxer with a world title, to feel like a bonafide tough guy and now to wrestle with the realisation that whenever you get hit hard you lose consciousness? That’s a hard potentially humiliating thing to be on your mind; however, I don’t think he has handled it well. He happily stays in denial and talks like he’s deluded. This has meant he’s become something of a joke in boxing. So in honesty Macca asked for this. The ref like any other ref is panicking that Macca will get killed or permanently hospitalized on his watch and doesn’t want to take chances.Posted November 10, 2012 5:58 pm
what a terrible stoppage by the ref …it reminded me of the Calzaghe vs Peter Manfredo Jr. fight ..with that said ,, Maccarinelli is a terrible boxer ,,he has no jab ..his jab is a pushing jab and he reaches with it ,,considering he is the taller fighter .. he covers up from the punches ,,but has no head movement ,,that goes to show you how bad Enzo Calzaghe was as a trainer …Posted November 10, 2012 3:51 pm
It’s gotten to the point where I refuse to watch fights involving Brittish refs because they stop fights way too early. Legendary fight like Castillo vs. Chico would never have happened if they were in the UK.Posted November 10, 2012 3:46 pm
Good stoppage ref, you seen his eyes when no one else could…..Posted November 10, 2012 3:45 pm
just prior to the fight we were told that mackenzie and his handlers had placed large bets that their man would stop enzo in under 3 rounds we then watched the ref stop a fight for no apparent reason .am i being cynicalPosted November 10, 2012 10:04 am
I sat and waited all night to see this fight in particular,what a anti climax it was am glad I just pay subscription and not for a ticket,its a moment where the old standing eight count would have been ideal but the ref couldn’t use that now and he had no choice but to stop it after calling a halt to the action,which he shouldn’t have done to begin with.Posted November 10, 2012 7:49 am
HHLondon don’t defend his decision mate because it was the wrong one.Posted November 10, 2012 5:48 am
FarcicalPosted November 10, 2012 5:47 am
The biggest losers here were the fans, Ian John Lewis should have his pay stopped for doing this and stopped refereeing until he proves be can make the right call, what a complete tool.Posted November 10, 2012 3:43 am
Uppercut, Lewis made a Rick, he knows that, we all know it, but he ain’t thrown a spanner in either fighters career.
Battle damage and after the Briggs fight, it looks like he’s learned his lesson and who needs to see Enzo getting sparked by Ovil anyway?
Enzo shouldnt even have a license, let alone dropping to 175 to fight for a title so blame the BBBofC!Posted November 10, 2012 1:43 am
How much did the ref take for that???????Posted November 10, 2012 1:16 am
Another garbage stoppage by another incompetent referee. It ain’t golf you A-hole ref, it’s the fight game. These premature ejaculatory refs and corrupt decisions continue to destroy the sport. Steve Smoger needs to be cloned and have all of his doubles call the fights.Posted November 9, 2012 10:51 pm
@HHLondon what you been he’s protecting the fighter he let briggs take a beating
Lewis was vilified for letting Klitschko hold Briggs up for 12 rnds and battering him into the ICU, here he may have a been a little early, but watching the slo-mo of Enzo on the ropes, he took a few big shots, was handing nothing back and we all know Enzo’s only a few digs away from the Park himself.
Lewis is damned if he does and damned if he don’t!
The ref, at the end of the day is there to protect the fighters from themselves and Lewis in my opinion is the only man there that could make that call.
Lewis is a boxing fan, great ref and deserves a break here!
Enzo was drained at 175 and wouldn’t have lasted the 12 anyway.
Lewis is a good ref and one of the straightest you’ll find in the game today.Posted November 9, 2012 9:20 pm
that ref should be banned hes a disgrace to boxing funny thing he said sorry to enzo