Lucian Bute Vs Librado Andrade Looked Fixed, With A VERY Long Count

People Wonder Why Boxing Isn't As Popular As It Used To Be. Perhaps It's Because Of Stuff Like This

10/26/08 in Boxing   |   Pat   |   5234 respect


At the end of the IBF Super Middleweight title fight, Librado Andrade appeared to have knocked out Lucian Bute. Bute was out of if for a while, but referee Marlon Wright stopped the count, saying that Andrade had left the neutral corner, where he was supposed to wait during the count. Wright's 10-count evnded up lasting abuot 24 seconds, and by the time it was almost done, Bute made it back to his feet, and the fight ended, since there were only 2 seconds remaining.

Video replay (above) didn't show Andrade leaving the corner, but Wright insisted that he had, and that he told him repeatedly to get back in the corner, and that Adnrade wouldn't listen.

Boxing has had its fair share of controveries, and combined with the fact that there are more titles out there than anyone can keep track of, the sport is travelling down a dangerous path.


Nothing's More Fun Than A Boxing Controversy [Deadspin]
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10/26/08   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

littleice2 wrote:

OK, THANKS FOR THE INFO. OH BY THE WAY WHO NEXT FOR SILVA'S BELT

I think that Anderson will fight at light heavyweight again for his next fight, and then come back down to fight either Yushin Okami or Michael Bisping.

If Yushin Okami beats Dean Lister at UFC 92, he will jump right up there for a title shot, since he was supposed to fight in Cote's place on Saturday, but got swapped out due to injury.

After Okami, I'd lean more towards Bisping, because the UFC loves him, and Demian Maia still needs a few more fights. I think Maia is the next best middleweight, but Bisping is probably the next contender.

10/26/08   |   littleice2   |   31 respect

OK, THANKS FOR THE INFO. OH BY THE WAY WHO NEXT FOR SILVA'S BELT

10/26/08   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

littleice2 wrote:
Pat, Did the title Change hands or did Bute leave with it and did the challenger get a talking to by the commission for not obeying the referee's commands

Bute was awarded the win by decision.

10/26/08   |   littleice2   |   31 respect

Pat, Did the title Change hands or did Bute leave with it and did the challenger get a talking to by the commission for not obeying the referee's commands