Sneaky Vet Salido Wins SD Over Lomachenko in Texas

BY Michael Woods ON March 01, 2014
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Orlando Salido showed Vasyl Lomachenko all the slick tricks in the book in the TV opener of a Top Rank card, at the Alamodome in San Antonio Saturday night. Holding and hitting, hitting on the break, low blows galore, Salido sent notice from minute one that the pro ranks are a different brand of battle than the amateurs. He was aided by ref Laurence Cole, who left his glasses at home.

The scrap, a thorough and violent and perhaps eye opening introduction to the real rigors of the pros, ended with us going to the cards. The judges rewarded the vet, Salido, with a SD12 win, by scores of 115-113 (Loma), 116-112 (Salido) and 115-113 (Salido). The decision almost wasn't necessary, as Loma had Salido buzzed pretty bad in the 12th, but it was too little too late.

Salido went 142-645 to 164-441 for Loma.

After Salido said to Max Kellerman he knew the fight would be tough. He was asked if he felt offended that a newbie thought he could beat him. No, he said. He was a two-time gold medallist, and a true champ, the victor said. As for the weight, he said he's been at the weight, for 12 years, and he can no longer do it. Was he buzzed bad late? "He did hurt me," he admitted.

Loma then spoke to Kellerman. The loser, who did well to compete with such a capable vet, but does slide back in the eyes of those who believed he was the second coming, was gracious in defeat. He was asked why he didn't return low blows. He explained that he is a clean fighter. As for Salido's size, Loma said that it is what it is.

Loma (26; from the Ukraine) was 125 1/4 and 136 on fight night, while Salido (40-12-2; age 33; from Mexico) was 128 1/4 on Friday, and was 147 on fight night.

Salido gave up his WBO 126 pound crown with the Scale Fail.

Loma, who started boxing at age 4 or 5, followed his dad's footsteps. He said he hopes for the safety of all the citizens of the Ukraine, not caring to take sides in the scary situation of upheaval in that region. "The worst part is, I can't do much about it," he said. He fought six bouts and got paid for them, in the World Series of Boxing, so he's actually 6-0, not 1-0, in the eyes of many. Including me.

In the first, Loma's hand speed stood out. His corner told him to stay off the ropes, and relax after the round. Stick and move, said Loma's dad, his trainer.

In the second, Salido tried to land a power right, and served notice that he was there to do damage, even if his camp wasn't the most successful.

In the third, Loma moved a bunch, as Salido stalked. The action was slow to this point. In the fourth, Salido picked it up. His body work worked, and he was making it a rumble. Loma was mobile but didn't make that work for him as much as his backers would have hoped. He did land a hard right late.

In the fifth, Loma landed right hooks more. He looked to clinch several times, as he had in prior rounds. In round six, it was more evenly matched action.

In round seven, Salido kept on throwing and landing sneaky low blows. In round eight, Salido wasn't acting tired. He pressed forward, intent on pressing the issue, keeping pressure on the new pro.

In the ninth, Loma again looked a bit confused, what to do when he got close, hit, hold or move. His corner told him to avoid low blows after the round, instead of aiming that advice to the ref. In the tenth, Salido went down, but not off a knockdown. Was Salido fading? No, he kept winging.

In the 11th, Salido kept bulling forward. He dropped his head, and kept on tossing. High and low, but the ref seemed to have blinders on. It was not a sharp night for Laurence Cole. Salido held Loma's right arm as Loma tried to pull back, and landed a right...The vet has all the moves.

In the 12th, Jim Lampley called Cole a "dreadful referee." He missed a bunch of Salido low blows. And Loma holding. A straight left hurt Salido late, and Salido had to hold to clear his head. Loma almost had him out. But we saw the final bell..

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King Beef says:

Looks like there need to be some adjusting to the pros, and Lomanchenko should be fine

amayseng says:

Lomanchenko has to learn how to fight crowded and on the inside. Of course he ate a hundred low blows and that will make any fighter start to clinch and stop those shots. He started slow and got behind early.

Salido is a crafty veteran and he made bhop look like a novice at the tricks of the trade. He was quite dirty

with lots of illegal blows.

Radam G says:

Salido was sneaky indeed. From not making weight to gaining 19 pounds over night and getting a referee of his choice to let him continuously foul with low blows, head butts and Illegal wrestling tactics.

I ain't hating him. Because he simply hollered on tricks of the trade against an inexperienced pro fighter and corner. V-Lo's cornermen should have been losing their dang minds.

"Don't mess with Texas." If you don't know, yo' @$$ away 'em Texans will blow. And referee Larry Cole will flicking cheat in every show. Holla!

amayseng says:

Yep I had no problem with Salido, it is the refs job and the corners of VL to get the ref to respond and look for certain things. What is with Loma's corner? by round 6 my dad would have been telling me to sit down and get this dirty mofo out of here.

King Beef says:

They are still in that olympic style mindset, even during post fight interview, Loma said he didn't want to fight back dirty, never brought it to the ref's attention

Shoulder Roll Defense says:

Please don't mention Lomachenko in the same breath as Rigondeaux anymore. Shame on the folks that were foolish enough to do so. I understand Lomachenko had the cards stacked against him (low blows, weight disparity), but he was supposed to be so skilled that none of that mattered. Its time for some of you to eat crow. Holla!

Carmine Cas says:

Lomachenko bit off more than he could chew against Salido, but Laurence Cole once again lived up to his atrocious reputation as a ref.

Lomachenko also didn't go to the body enough, Salido was catching Lomachenko to the body when he would Loma would would exit exchanges. Loma's high guard seemed to expose him to the body shots.

I take nothing away from Salido, he did what Cole gave him; a lot.

Hopefully this will be a great learning experience for Lomachenko and his management.

Radam G says:

Don't jump the gun, SRD. V-Lo learned a lot. Now he has the best shot. There is still gold at the end of the rainbow in his pot. Finished he is not. What it takes and time he's got.

Jamaican-Cuban Willie Rigo has only a few more years left. He is listed at 33 years old. But with three kids, the oldest an 18-year-old daughter, he is riding 40 years old and not paying child support.

The USA is in such hatred of politricks against the Cuban government that defecting Cuban boxers making thousands of dollars of money are not forced to pay child support back in Cuba. This is a violation of human rights and the United Nations.


WTF! Whaddu wif dat? Anywhere else but Texas, V-Lo would broke the record -- held by an Asian -- for least fights to win a major corrupted alphabet-sanctioning organization world title.

What is the name of the fighter who holds the record? And in how many bouts did it take him to win? Including the WBF too. It was a major corrupted alphabet-sanction organizations until your's truly with a group of ______ ______ stripped of their _____ kicked it arse along with kicking the _____ ______ outta the IBF too? Holla!

ultimoshogun says:

I think that was the worse job of reffing I've witnessed. As for Lomachenko, I can't say I was impressed with anything I saw him do in the ring tonight. The hype that preceded him coming into this fight combined with the pre-fight hand speed footage, I was expecting him to wreck Salido in the same fashion Garcia did. But he showed a lot of class by making no excuses...I'll be tuning in to watch his next fight to see if he puts on a better performance.

the Roast says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again. If I was managing a fighter we would never fight in Texas. Lawrence Cole continues to be a discrace. That being said I was expecting to see Lomachenko walk on water on his way to the ring. Looked to me like he could have used a few more fights before jumping up to the world class pro level. I'm sure he will be better going forward. Hopefully he learned to steer clear of Texas.

brownsugar says:

Each generation the boxing gods bless us with a new seed of hope who brings the culmination of boxing knowledge gleened from every fighter who laced on pair throughout the history of the sport and advances that knowledge to a new pinnacle of expertise heretofore never witnessed by the likes of Mankind.

And from what I witnessed last night
Lomanchenko ..... Ain't that guy.

I give him props for rolling the dice... Taking the chance... And absorbing more low blows than is possible for a man who hasn't had a sex change operation.

For Chrissakes man ... Foul him back ..bite his ear... Thumb his eye... Go for the KO...talk about his mama... Take a five minute break ...BUT DO SOMETHING.

Much respect again for Lomo's post fight responses.. He does have some core skills but don't match him against Rigo anytime soon...
Hell......
Don't even match him against Donaire!!!

With patience... His time will come.

brownsugar says:

And stay the f@ck away from Texas. Unless U R a serial killer... Going to marry your sister....
Like going to a chain gang... Or are obsessed with refs who can't officiate.

deepwater2 says:

I got to eat crow on this one. Vl was classy in his interview . I thought cole was banned . His Danny is on the commission or something. That was criminal boxing all around. Low blows ,holding and a crooked ref . The weight thing was done on purpose and roj jones even said a pro camp would of negotiated a weight limit the day of the fight not putting on more then 10 or 12 over the weight. A pro corner would have complained to the ref hard, a pro corner would have said look son eye for an eye. Low blow him back until the ref takes points from anyone fo crying out loud . Joey gamache is training him, he knows about weights due to the lawsuit he had against gatti for putting on 20 lbs before their fight. Where was gamache during all this.

amayseng says:

Yep his corner should have told him keep him at the end of your stick on the outside with strong jabs and throw at least 2-3 punches at a time to swarm him and wear him down.

Salido is pretty crafty but VL has the youth, speed and energy where he could have out hustled him to a points decision if he would have fought the proper fight.

Perhaps a rematch down the road.

Radam G says:

Joey Gamache was wuzzy out by V-Lo's dad. The corrupted alphabet-sanctioning commissions should enforce their on rules. It is and always has been a no-gain-of-more-than-10-pounds-the-night-of-the-bout rule. Obviously the commissions are waving this rule because of politricks with lose of sanctioning money and bytching of the TV mafia losing televising of the bouts.

Back in the day, it was a big stink by the TV mafia when Diego Corrales refused to fight overweight J.L. Castillo and Showtime or HBO -- I don't recall which -- lost millions of dollars.

It is always the BIG money that allows the BIG cheat. Holla!

dino da vinci says:

I think that was the worse job of reffing I've witnessed. As for Lomachenko, I can't say I was impressed with anything I saw him do in the ring tonight. The hype that preceded him coming into this fight combined with the pre-fight hand speed footage, I was expecting him to wreck Salido in the same fashion Garcia did. But he showed a lot of class by making no excuses...I'll be tuning in to watch his next fight to see if he puts on a better performance.


I am stunned by how bad officiating is in the great State of Texas. Criminal really.

spit bucket says:

Strange bout all the way 'round. As to VL's management... why match him with boxing's best "spoiler" for his debut? He needs to find a better team. Was hoping for another Rigo... not even close. Salido should insist on having L. Cole ref his remaining fights. The fix was in. No way in hell Cole doesn't see dozens of obvious fouls. He should be banned. Someone could get hurt. Good on Lamps for repeatedly highlighting his atrocious reffing.

DaveB says:

I thought Lomachenko was almost as good as advertised. Even from the first fight I didn't think he was as good as advertised but I thought he ain't bad. We all knew Salido is as tough as nails and that he was going to fight in the style that he did. I thought Lomachenko would be good enough to take him apart like Mikey Garcia did. At least I thought he would box the h*ll out of him. He couldn't. He wouldn't even fight fire with fire and return some of the low blows. Show me a good loser and I'll show you a good loser. I agree with SRD and BSug, he will be alright and maybe even brilliant against some but he ain't the guy to be considered an all time great. In fact there are some boxers that he will never be more than adequate against. Very disappointed. He learned a lesson he should have already known ala Broner.

DaveB says:

One other thing, they have to give not making weight a more severe penalty. Penalize up to 50% of their purse or something. More fighters should decline the fights, although I know that can be hard for someone who may not get another opportunity, but if you can that could be an option. One that sucks I'll admit.

Radam G says:

People who say that boksing is a one-man sport are not only liars, but d@mn archmaster liars and BIG ole fools. The seconds in the corner are key to a win. During the bout, they can be bytching at the commissioner to tell the referee to become unbiased and d@mn unblinded.

Larry Cole really needed a seeing dog which would have bark each time that Salido went low, head butted, stepped on V-Lo's toes and knee bumped V-Lo.

Salido difinitely did an archmaster's tricks of the trade on V-Lo. And Larry Cole is not exclusively at fault for his apparently inattentional blindness to see syet. All the hate that Cole gets forces him into subliminal incompetence. And again, Team V-Lo is at fault about 90 percent, V-Lo about five percent, the referee about one percent and the promoter and corrupted WBO about two percent a piece. Holla!

spit bucket says:

One other thing, they have to give not making weight a more severe penalty. Penalize up to 50% of their purse or something. More fighters should decline the fights, although I know that can be hard for someone who may not get another opportunity,
Not to mention the payday they were depending on.

The Shadow says:

Each generation the boxing gods bless us with a new seed of hope who brings the culmination of boxing knowledge gleened from every fighter who laced on a pair throughout the history of the sport and advances that knowledge to a new pinnacle of expertise heretofore never witnessed by the likes of Mankind.

And from what I witnessed last night
Lomanchenko ..... Ain't that guy.

I give him props for rolling the dice... Taking the chance... And absorbing more low blows than is possible for a man who hasn't had a sex change operation.

For Chrissakes man ... Foul him back ..bite his ear... Thumb his eye... Go for the KO...talk about his mama... Take a five minute break ...BUT DO SOMETHING.


Been said that for awhile. He's super solid and supremely wellrounded but no special effects. His x-factor is above average -- not great -- athleticism.

He's got some heart too and will beat most on will-fueled skill demonstrations. What I mean by that is his will and skill together will be too much for the top fighters to overcome. But the P4P aces, he will struggle with.

The arrogance across the board was just disgusting, in my opinion.

The Makers thought Slido, having won a tainted vacant title from manhandling an overmatched gay, would be easy foil for Lomachencko to make perverted/fabricated history. (He's had eight pro fights, gentlemen, not two!) Salido is a tough hombre, seasoned, experienced. Experience matters.

Instead, an arrogant Arum was talking out of his a$$ as if the outcome was secured, Vasyl The First's coronation a mere formality. Arum had already booked a ticket to Russia to negotiate his next defense!!

"We're thinking about doing a unification with Gradovich in Moscow," he said. WOW!

He even started going all Eddie Murphy on us with delirious nonsense like, "He's already a top 5 pound for pound. He can walk on his hands! Holy halal!!"

I even heard idiots talking about Lomachenko being able to challenge Mayweather in a few fights.

Wonder how Gary Hyde feels about Arum conning the public into believing this sh!t. I've heard trainers say Rigo can leap over fockers in a single bound. (How's THAT for irrelevant super human feats?!)

Arum dismisses Hyde's fighter while anointing Loma the Messiah. Meanwhile everyone, including Loma's camp, knows Guillermo Rigondeaux is a superior fighter and, quite frankly, the only real challenge to Mayweather.

(Before you start saying how crazy that is, keep in mind that featherweight Lomachenko fought a guy who on fight night weighed the same as the flu-ridden, 147-on-the-night Mayweather who matched a 167-pound Cotto for strength in close quarters. Donaire weighed only a few pounds less than that same version of Floyd. In neither case, size mattered little.)

Anyway, this arrogance cost them and cost them dearly. The theme of arrogance permeated the entire promotion.

Latently ubiquitous, yet casually dismissed, we just saw this central theme of humanity unfold before our eyes.

Hubris. Nemesis. Period.

brownsugar says:

Yes I agree those were some very audacious and egocentric moves by Arum.

But a gutsy try by the kid.

He didn't live up to the hype but more fighters should take a leap of faith and take on the impossible challenges..... Maybe not so extreme as Lomo.. but if more fighters took chances they wouldn't be criticized so badly when they lose if everybody was doing it.

Then boxing could return to the golden age.

Arum's time is limited... His successors will do better.

BFF says:

im eating crow on this one big time, but i still believe VL can come back hardcore and be great. its not like he got his a$$ whopped, he just got schooled up by a true vet who knows a trick or two of the trade. much props to crafty salido, which im a fan of btw and i actually thought VL was going to walk through him. i truly counted him out like a dummy. i hope VL learned a great lesson from this second pro fight, if he studies this fight and everything about it from the weight issue to the dirty tactics and officiating, i know he can be up there soon. slowly but surely, i think thats what he should have done from the beginning, but hey i bought into the hype way too early, but i still do believe in him.

The Shadow says:

Yes I agree those were some very audacious and egocentric moves by Arum.

But a gutsy try by the kid.

He didn't live up to the hype but more fighters should take a leap of faith and take on the impossible challenges..... Maybe not so extreme as Lomo.. but if more fighters took chances they wouldn't be criticized so badly when they lose if everybody was doing it.

Then boxing could return to the golden age.

Arum's time is limited... His successors will do better.


An idealistic notion at best. Boxing has never been more golden than it is now. And Arum ain't going nowhere. I think he outlives Oscar. Seriously.

brownsugar says:

Hey Shadow what do you think of this scenario.

Its been Reported that Loma demanded the title shot.

But clearly every thing from the venue to the officiating favored Salido. ....Even the audience had no love for him.

Do you think Arum purposely tossed Loma into the lions den of hostile territory for the purpose of fostering Loma's dependency on Top Rank.
To let him feel the sensation of getting in to deep?
Was Arum conditioning the kid to need his guidance so Loma doesn't become another defector like Mayweather... And take charge of his own career?
What do you think?

Radam G says:

As a high yellow-brown dude, who can stick around, I will holla the actually of the reality as I always do. And never hide in the shade, and will call a spade a spade.

It is all about the HUE of the skin. V-Lo was a victim of it. Cuban Willie Rigo is too a victim of it. V-Lo was being pushed as a white knight in shining armor when the armor is not that shiny. And CWR's armor is that shiny, but he is a Jamaican-Cuban knight that for the paying public is not the right-selling sight. [And you guys and gals know the sad charter of out-of-the-closet (gay) Orlando Cruz.]

In the Western world, talent and skills without the right looks might get you in the history books, but it won't get you in the super-BIG moolah hooks. And it is prizefighting, not pride fighting.

In this seedy, shady, sneaky hurt bitnezz [$¡¢] of nowadays boksing, if you don't have stereotyping and/or looks working deeply for you, you don't fit that bill and will never get up the hill.

In other words, the Ukrainian boxer, the Cuban boxer and the gay boxer didn't have the whole nine, so they are minus a gold mine.

One had the skin hue, good facial looks and talent, but not the full amount of skills and KO power.

One had the skills and talent, but not the KO power, skin hue and looks.

And one had the latest civil rights catch, but not the skills, talents and KO power.

The perfect fitting fighter will be found only in the mythology of the movies. Holla!

The Shadow says:

As a high yellow-brown dude, who can stick around, I will holla the actually of the reality as I always do. And never hide in the shade, and will call a spade a spade.

It is all about the HUE of the skin. V-Lo was a victim of it. Cuban Willie Rigo is too a victim of it. V-Lo was being pushed as a white knight in shining armor when the armor is not that shiny. And CWR's armor is that shiny, but he is a Jamaican-Cuban knight that for the paying public is not the right-selling sight. [And you guys and gals know the sad charter of out-of-the-closet (gay) Orlando Cruz.]

In the Western world, talent and skills without the right looks might get you in the history books, but it won't get you in the super-BIG moolah hooks. And it is prizefighting, not pride fighting.

In this seedy, shady, sneaky hurt bitnezz [$¡¢] of nowadays boksing, if you don't have stereotyping and/or looks working deeply for you, you don't fit that bill and will never get up the hill.

In other words, the Ukrainian boxer, the Cuban boxer and the gay boxer didn't have the whole nine, so they are minus a gold mine.

One had the skin hue, good facial looks and talent, but not the full amount of skills and KO power.

One had the skills and talent, but not the KO power, skin hue and looks.

And one had the latest civil rights catch, but not the skills, talents and KO power.

The perfect fitting fighter will be found only in the mythology of the movies. Holla!


Yeah, I was kinda trying to say that without saying it. Fact is boxing is driven by connections to ethnic/religious/cultural heroes and hatred for villains.

Loma looks like a teenage teen idol who can crossover.

Rigo looks, acts and behaves like a black panther.

Stealthy, quick but full of negative black cat stigma.

Hardly a recipe for commercial success in America.

Fact is, if he can't be sold as a heel, he can't be sold at all.

Arum likes to promote black fighters in the Sugar Ray, Tony Atlas, cooning Uncle Tom way, which is why Floyd left. With Rigo, the language barrier makes that impossible.

Once Hyde and Rigo link up with Haymon, we'll see his career blossom. (Btw, Rigo is another Jamaican?!)

Like you say RG, Cruz could've been a franchise player, a PR juggernaut and a role model to bullied sub-six foot queers the world over.

Think about that for a minute.

In Lomachenko's case, the old USSR happens to be an economy on the rise with wealthy Russians waiting in the wings.

US consumer is starting to accept the influx of Soviet sluggers, making these new dudes trend du jour.

Suge, what you suggest certainly seems devious and far fetched enough for it to be plausible in the boxing universe.

However I don't think that's the case. Yes, the odds were stacked in retrospect. I just think the hubris bit Arum in the ***.

He stood to make so much money off Vasyl The First's record breaking title conquest.

I actually do think he's promoting Loma in this fashion to stick it to Hyde and to make Loma seem superior to Rigondeaux since everything points to Rigo leaving Top Rank.

Radam G says:

Serious question. Why "kinda say" something without saying it? GOAT Ali told me to always say what's on my mind, especially when it is very, very true. Even if the haters and posers and cover uppers want to beat you black and blue. "Let 'em be the cowards, not you."

Now I've got my arse kicked and handed to me by nuns, my grannies, great grannies, momma, big sisters and senior female aunties and senior female cousins, but I've manned up and went out on my shield still talking smack. For guts, I will never lack. [I'm a king. And will do wars with and against kings.

But those d@mn queens got my number. Danggit! As I've mentioned before, "Life is like playing chess for Pinoy TIME, BABEEE!

"The king is the head, but ole queeny control da moves on dat chessboard of life."> Holla!

The Shadow says:

Serious question. Why "kinda say" something without saying it? GOAT Ali told me to always say what's on my mind, especially when it is very, very true. Even if the haters and posers and cover uppers want to beat you black and blue. "Let 'em be the cowards, not you."

Now I've got my arse kicked and handed to me by nuns, my grannies, great grannies, momma, big sisters and senior female aunties and senior female cousins, but I've manned up and went out on my shield still talking smack. For guts, I will never lack. [I'm a king. And will do wars with and against kings.

But those d@mn queens got my number. Danggit! As I've mentioned before, "Life is like playing chess for Pinoy TIME, BABEEE!

"The king is the head, but ole queeny control da moves on dat chessboard of life."> Holla!


Well, I didn't wanna beat a dead horse. I've spoken extensively about stuff like this before and I thought it came across.

Nothing to do with guts. It's like this. When it comes to certain matters, bias can cloud judgment. And clouded judgment creates a limited cognitive apparatus from which to interpret, deduce, reason and conclude.

Rather than report the ramifications of reality, sometimes it's better to just present it.

From there, people conclude for themselves -- just like you astutely did with your post.

All I did was pose an observation -- push LomaCruz, bash RigoSalido -- about the commercial exploitation of the very same [prejudices] that allow the issue to exist in the first place.

Radam G says:

Nope! Certain things won't come across at the first, second, third or umpteen beating of a dead horse. The human brain has filters that just keep on filtering out realities of actualities of people that optical illusions are often played on.

I know how and why the illusions are done, so I'm seldom in the been-fooled-again group. I'm one that -- like my icon and godfather GOAT Ali -- WON'T STFU! Hehehe!

Weak minds will try to flip you into going along to get along. I should have known that you were just down with O-P-P. Hehehe! Y'all know me. Holla!

The Shadow says:

Nope! Certain things won't come across at the first, second, third or umpteen beating of a dead horse. The human brain has filters that just keep on filtering out realities of actualities of people that optical illusions are often played on.

I know how and why the illusions are done, so I'm seldom in the been-fooled-again group. I'm one that -- like my icon and godfather GOAT Ali -- WON'T STFU! Hehehe!

Weak minds will try to flip you into going along to get along. I should have known that you were just down with O-P-P. Hehehe! Y'all know me. Holla!


LOL! I don't worry about that.

Why exhaust it? I've tried beating a dead horse several times. It bores me.

Plus, it's not really my problem if certain parts of reality go ungrasped.

If those filters you speak of aren't there, the message comes across at once.

If not, well, why do I care? Waste of energy. Much better things to do with my time.

(I'm not just talking cyber reality, btw, I'm talking in all walks of life.)

Radam G says:

@The Shadow, holla at "Random Topics" some time tonight, USA mainland time. I will give you some spices and seeds that you may need to add to diet for that eye-candy body look, which also give you killa power to swifty and quickly wreck arse. Holla!

brownsugar says:

I got to eat crow on this one. Vl was classy in his interview . I thought cole was banned . His Daddy is on the commission or something. That was criminal boxing all around. Low blows ,holding and a crooked ref . The weight thing was done on purpose and Roy jones even said a pro camp would of negotiated a weight limit the day of the fight not putting on more then 10 or 12 over the weight. A pro corner would have complained to the ref hard, a pro corner would have said look son eye for an eye. Low blow him back until the ref takes points from anyone fo crying out loud . Joey gamache is training him, he knows about weights due to the lawsuit he had against gatti for putting on 20 lbs before their fight. Where was gamache during all this.



Actually I don't think Loma's loss needs to by followed up by ingesting a feathered vermin.

I was bored today and watched the fight a second time to see what it looked like after the noise died down.

if that fight had not been in hostile territory. and if the ref would had issued penalties for those repeated fouls, there would have been a completely different result.

Of course those are a lot of ifs. But at least for Loma he's gotten the worst that can happen out of the way early in his career.

and even though it would seem like Loma and his corner were a bunch of naïve goonbah's, I have to take into account that these guys come from a very regimented background (like the Cubans) and none of them would have broken decorum by going into a Paulie Malignacci or Bhop type monologue with the ref during their first big fight on a major American Cable Broadcast.

So they took it on the chin.
Like Golovkin would say... "he was a Veddy good boy".

But they won't be so good the next time.

I think the loss and the circumstances which facilitated the loss has actually caused fans to sympathize with the amateur standout.
One thing is certain, Loma and his team have had a crash course in the American Professional Boxing Game (I mean sport)
I look forward to seeing him again.

Radam G says:

The game is full of optical illusions. V-Lo was in about his 10 professional scrap. Dude got excellent apprenticeship in the WSB. Fans are not sympathizing with him. Maybe fanfaronades are because they don't know the reality of the actuality. And they don't know that there is more smoke and mirrors in da hurt bitnezz than a show of magicman David Copperfield.

Just because a fanfaronade is not in da know, one still needs to stop and yield. And for promotion tricks, quick going out on your shield. Holla!

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