Mayweather’s win over Canelo shouldn’t have been a unanimous decision
By Jonathan Marerwa: Has boxing really come to a point whereby a complete overhaul needs to be undertaken to the whole entire system for the sport to survive. It is fast becoming a growing trend that boxing fans and pugilists alike have to discuss about the judges’ score cards after every bout. In my own opinion Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather schooled a young hungry lion in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last night and for one judge to even score it a draw was beyond my imagination.
I had Mayweather with a landslide victory of 10 of the 12 rounds and that was me being generous. Mayweather made the unified champ at light middleweight look like an amateur last night. Needless to say, Canelo was an undefeated fighter who most pundits predicted could have pulled off an upset and taken Mayweather ‘s precious ‘0’ before the fight.
Only last week the world witnessed Raymundo Beltran get robbed by judges in Scotland ultimately costing him everything he worked ever so hard for. Beltran ‘s post match interview epitomized everything that is going wrong in the sport today. The judges’ decisions in the four bouts between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are still questionable to date.
The Tim Bradley decision is to date one of the worst decisions( bar Ricky Burns) ever witnessed in the sport of boxing and it could be argued that this decision hampered the much anticipated Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight.
In essence it is no wonder why casual fight fans are turning away from the sweet science and opting to tune into mixed martial arts instead. The talent pool is dwindling at an unprecedented rate it is unbelievable. Has the time come for an overhaul to the sweet science. If not, how patient do fight fans have to be before the sport does something about it. Boxing needs to do something before its too late. I will let you to be the judge.