“I thought the announcers were a little hard on him. He fought his usual fight against the best pound for pound fighter in the world and lost,” John “Iceman” Scully said.
Scully fought as a professional for 13 years and finished with a record of 38 wins and 11 losses. He fought for world titles a couple of times and fought guys who were considered at or near the top of the pound for pound ratings.
Scully analyzes pay-per-view fights for ESPN News from the studio. Saturday night there was a really big fight that wound up being a very lopsided win for the favorite.
Some of the announcers who called the fight live said the challenger didn’t come to win and they suggested cowardice. To the best of my knowledge the announcers saying those things never were fighters.
To get in the ring in front of 50,000 live fans against the best of the world in the most demanding sport isn’t cowardly. Losing, being badly outscored isn’t cowardly. Not having the skills to win isn’t cowardly.
Why did Scully see that and the other guys didn’t?
I don’t think you need me to tell you.