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It seems a bit like fixing for me.
It's his perogative to end the fight when and how he pleases.
If both fighters are in on it, or it's the other way round and someone takes a dive so people earn a few quid, that's naughty.
namely the Pakistani no-ball fiasco, it isn't that different?
I don't know. Just seems a bit dodge to me and I'm finding it hard to be eloquent about it.
You don't suffer in the same way if you take it easy for a round in a fight.
The aim of boxing isn't solely to knock your opponent out. Many fights could be ended earlier than they are, but it's sometimes not in the fighter's best interests. Sometimes the experience of getting the extra rounds is more valuable. I can't think of an example of how not bowling people out could be more valuable to a bowler than taking wickets.
is NFL, in the superbowl right at the end, it couldve been in there best interests not to score as it gave the opposition a chance to drive and score.. not the same but kind of...
He's not guaranteeing anything by pushing to go another round, so ensuring the outcome (like he would be if he took a dive). There's plenty of risk in extending the fight, what if his opponent comes out of his corner refreshed and hits him with a lucky one?
I guess the moral issue is whether, if he knows he's dominating the other guy, if he's endangering him by dragging it out. That makes me a bit uncomfortable. But bashing the guy in as quickly and as hard as possible can be equally brutal.
1 centimetre at a time, multiple times, instead of going for his maximum possible height in the first instance, in order to gain multiple bonuses from event organisers for breaking the world record.
Cynical, perhaps, but in many other walks of life his business acumen would be applauded.
Same with Yelena Isinbayeva
And doesn't it have an effect on people who've put money on him winning in the fourth? I'm not sure that makes it illegal but I imagine he'll definitely piss people off.
The round he will put someone down in, then fairplay to him.
There's not much difference between this and when recently Shane Warne bowled someone out for the camera, as predicted.
any fighter's taking a real risk in not getting things wrapped up ASAP so I guess it's down to him and if the other fighter manages to get back in the fight in that time or somehow manages to catch him with a good/lucky shot then that's his lookout
it's not seomthing I'm especially keen on seeing though, although there's nothing particularly wrong with it I can't help but think it devalues the sport a little bit
also I can't imagine the bookies/punters are too happy about it, i'd certainly think twice about putting money on Froch now