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Froch Out Duked By Home Town Influence

HERNING, DENMARK - APRIL 24:  Carl Froch of England heads to his corner during his Super Six WBC Super Middleweight title fight against Mikkel Kessler of Denmark on April 24, 2010 at MCH  Messecenter Arena in Herning, Denmark.  (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
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Collin SpiresContributor IMay 14, 2010

Well fight fans, as the general norm of boxing goes, we see yet another display of boxing judging at its best, or worst in this case. 

Sure, your home town crowd plays a large part as a flurry of punches that don't land draws excitement from the one sided crowd that seem to influence judging.

Froch boxed a fight that displayed defensive movement, paired with his unique style and clean punches on a more frequent basis, but end up losing a championship, when as he stated clearly after the fight, "I thought I was winning the fight."

Take nothing away from the new champ, but a challenger should bring the fight, as he did, but also win the fight. 

One of the two judges from Belgium (I believe) scored the fight 117 -111 for Kessler. What fight were they watching? I had to watch the fight for a second time before surely saying this was the champions fight. 

This all adds to the drama of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, with Jermaine withdrawing to adding Allan Green to take his place, (Instead of our beloved Canadian Lucien Bute , who is undefeated at 26 - 0 with 21 KO) makes for a contending semi final bid for every boxer involved.

Based on my opinion alone, this fight was again, a blemish to the sport to which I truly love. I just can't shake the fact that outcomes and judges are a long time 'Coin Flip' mentality. 

Surely, the Danish crowd played a major part in influencing the judges score cards, but my point remains Boxing Judges must remain neutral, even with the influence of 10,000 other judges in the stands. 

Judges need to act with more integrity to the sport and would it be too far to stretch, but make ex boxers judges?

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