By William Trillo
Did you happen to notice the job referee Steve Smoger did this weekend during the Andy Lee vs. Bryan Vera fight? Of course you didn’t! As always Smoger did a fine job by staying out of the way and letting the fighters fight. This was a first class job as 3rd man in the ring by Smoger, more ref’s, especially the ones in Sin City should take note.
Did you happen to notice the sportsmanship between the fighters in the Sergio Martinez vs. Darrin Barker fight? After an errant headbutt and a break in the action the two fighters touched gloves (multiple times mind you), and then stepped back and got back to work. No cheap shots or sucker punches…what a novel concept!
Did you happen to notice that after getting a pep talk from Andre Ward the Oakland Raiders promptly went out and got destroyed by the New England Patriots? It should come as no surprise that the Raiders added considerably to their league leading penalties after the pep talk from a guy who is known for head butts and holding.
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