100 Most Disputed Decisions in Boxing History

Disputed Decisions… History’s Hot 100

 

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The unique fragmented structural, organizational & cultural nature of the sport of professional boxing lends itself to controversy perhaps better than any other sporting discipline. The ranking list below has factored the following elements into its order:

  1. Scale of controversy surrounding the decision by the judges ringside.
  2. Historical significance of the bout & outcome.
  3. Impact, Short, Medium & Long Term Ramifications within the sport of boxing.
  4. Enduring legacy of the disputed nature of the judging decision(s).
Thus the fights & the events that transpired in the build up & immediate aftermath of each bout factored into my thinking & analysis – most disputed judging decisions should not be taken to mean simply “worst cases of daylight robbery” – as certain decisions heck I agree with; others I don’t necessarily regard as miscarriages of justice though merely very close calls that could have gone either way… others still yet further I’d deem about as legit as a $3 bill.
 
These then are my hundred most disputed calls in the history of the sport & one’s that remain a timeless reminder that there is only one way to ensure an entirely just outcome to any bout & that’s by stoppage.

1 Sugar Ray Leonard vs Marvin Hagler

  • Official statistics had Hagler throwing 792 to Leonard’s 629 & Leonard landing 306 to 291 by Marvin.
  • Judge Lou Filippo, who had Hagler winning 115-113: ‘He was doing all the work with his aggression and body shots. Leonard only fought in spurts.

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Mares Moreno Angulo Open To PublIc Workout In LA Monday

**MEDIA ALERT**

PUBLIC MEDIA WORKOUT AT LOS ANGELES’ MACARTHUR PARK TO KICK OFF

MARES vs. moreno fight week 

 ABNER MARES, ANSELMO MORENO, LEO SANTA CRUZ,

VICTOR ZALETA, ALFREDO ANGULO AND RAUL CASAREZ TO

HOLD OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC MEDIA WORKOUT IN ADVANCE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE FIGHTS TAKING PLACE ON NOVEMBER 10 AT STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES

WHICH WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE ON SHOWTIME®  

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 12:00 P.M. PT

WHO:             ABNER MARES, WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion

ANSELMO MORENO, WBA Bantamweight Super World Champion

LEO “TERREMOTO” SANTA CRUZ, IBF Bantamweight World Champion

VICTOR ZALETA, IBF Bantamweight Title Contender

ALFREDO “EL PERRO” ANGULO, Junior Middleweight Contender

RAUL CASAREZ, Junior Middleweight Contender

PAUL RODRIGUEZ,Latin King of Comedy & Workout Emcee

WHAT:           WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Abner Mares, WBA Bantamweight

Super World Champion Anselmo Moreno, IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz, IBF Bantamweight Title Contender Victor Zaleta, and Junior Middleweight Contenders Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and Raul Casarez will host a public media workout as they prepare for their respective bouts taking place Saturday, November 10 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

 

WHEN:           Monday, November 5

 

WHERE:         MacArthur Park Boathouse Parking Lot

(Located on Alvarado St. between Wilshire Blvd. & 7th St. 90057) 

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