Totally off topic, I just watched boxing make a joke of itself again with tonight's James Toney/Hasim Rahman fight (on free TV, nonetheless -- although I guess that should tell you something about the quality of the match). In the third round, Toney accidentally headbutted Rahman, opening up a heavily bleeding cut. After the round, the ring physician asked Rahman about the cut, and Rahman answered that he couldn't see right. That caused the doc to stop the fight, and everyone pretty much thought that meant it would be a no decision (draw). Somehow, someway, though, the fight was ruled a TKO in favor of Toney -- meaning he essentially won by headbutt. Now, no one involved in the administration of the fight (i.e. the referee, the doctor, and the boxing commission) wants to admit that they ruled it a TKO -- so who did? An appeal is forthcoming. Really, there's no wonder that boxing has lost its luster.
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