In what was a highly unheralded bout between two excellent fighters, Jermain Taylor defeated Cory Spinks to retain the WBO and WBC middleweight titles. I saw the fight on replay Sunday morning (I spent Saturday night watching the Angels beat the Dodgers instead). Man, was it a crappy fight. Taylor was much bigger and much stronger. He avoided contact for the most part, and landed some solid blows. Spinks threw far more punches, but hardly landed any of them. Even the ones he did land wouldn’t have made a five-year-old cry. I had Taylor winning the bore-fest easily. But someone please explain the judges’ scores:
- 117-111 Taylor
- 115-113 Taylor
- 117-111 Spinks?!?!
Well, Spinks was the aggressor, but…how can the judges be that far apart. I mean, if it were 115-113 by each judge, that’s fine. But 117-111? Where did he get off scoring it so one-sided? Like I said, I had Taylor crushing Spinks in this one — so to have it 117-111 — a comfortable victory for Spinks — is absolutely insane.