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Five Best and worse referees in boxing history.....

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Wed 02 Dec 2015, 11:54 am

Best
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1. Mills Lane.............Curry-Mccrory apart always felt this guy tended to be spot on......Apart from Camacho always seemed fair too..

2. Carlos Padilla........Probably the luckiest referee in history with the assigned bouts but overall pretty competent..

3. Steve Smoger.......Always seemed to be someone you could rely on......

4. Kenny Bayless......Bit biased towards Floyd...But you hardly nitice he's there....How a good referee should be..

5. Ruby goldstein......Made a boo boo with Benny Paret....But hugely respected and involved in some of the biggest fights around.

Other good ones... Randy Neumann, Frank Cappuchino, Davey Pearl..

Worst
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1. Jersey Joe walcott.....Refereed one fight I think and that was enough to last a life time..

2. Ernesto Magana........No hispanic fighter could ever do anything wrong....and basically ruined Davey Moore's career..

3. Joey Curtis...............Awful..Either he stopped a fight too early or waited for someone to be nearly killed.....

4. Richard Steele..........Don't buy him and never will....

5. Joe Cortez................You'd never guess he was hispanic...

Best Brit
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1. Mickey Vann

2. Larry o'connell

Worst brit
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1. Ian John Lewis....
2. Howard foster...


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Post by hazharrison Wed 02 Dec 2015, 11:58 am

The best, for me, was the late Mitch Halpern. Peerless.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:00 pm

Yes..tragic end.

Thought his stoppage in Holyfield Tyson was spot on......Tyson's camp were out of order publicly abusing him before the rematch..

Shame........

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Post by aja424 Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:02 pm

When reading the name Richard Steele, immediately think of the Tyson Spinks fight "knock it off Mike, knock it off", and commentator stating "Richard Steele already warning Mike about the elbow".
Agree with Mills Lane as a quality referee. The boxing equivalent of Collina.

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Post by hazharrison Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:06 pm

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:Yes..tragic end.

Thought his stoppage in Holyfield Tyson was spot on......Tyson's camp were out of order publicly abusing him before the rematch..

Shame........

Halpern reffed Gabe Ruelas vs. Jimmy Garcia (after which Garcia died). Richard Greene (the ref who did Ray Mancini and Duk Koo Kim) also took his own life.


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Post by hazharrison Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:08 pm

Loved Cappuccino. What about Mercante Sr.?

I thought Steele was a good ref. to be honest.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:10 pm

aja424 wrote:When reading the name Richard Steele, immediately think of the Tyson Spinks fight "knock it off Mike, knock it off", and commentator stating "Richard Steele already warning Mike about the elbow".
Agree with Mills Lane as a quality referee. The boxing equivalent of Collina.

Frank Cappuchino mate..Tyson-Spinks

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Post by Rodney Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:16 pm

Great list Truss can't argue against that - who was the ref who officiated the Andre Ward v Edwin Rodriguez fight ? seen him a few times and I like he's approach.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:30 pm

Richard Greene was another tragic loss.....Blamed himself wrongly for Mancini - Kim....Not his fault Kim kept rallying..

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Post by AdamT Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:31 pm

Joe Louis

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Post by milkyboy Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:36 pm

harry gibbs in with best of brits

roger tillerman (ottke/reid) warned reid for punching... worst/most bent

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Post by Scottrf Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:39 pm

I think Bayless is overrated. Always looks panicky and out of control. Also allows repeat offending and can't control guys who love holding (maybe why Floyd favours him).

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Post by AdamT Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:40 pm

Bayless should of been allowed to wear his TMT hat into the ring in Floyd Fights.

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Post by spencerclarke Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:50 pm

Mickey Vann is great with his stories too. I think the podcast the lads did with him was my favourite. He was very insightful and quite the raconteur.

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