Sun, 2020-04-05 08:11
Note taken after each round: not spell/grammar checked.
Round 1- Clear Duran. Better shots and visibly stunned Sims.
Round 2- Another Duran round. It seemed Sims was probably throwing and landing more, particularly in the final minute, but he was fighting inside against Duran and losing the exchanges. As Monte Cox once said on his website years ago: when the commentators comment how good a shot was based on a "pop" sound you can bet it was blocked with a glove. This was the case with a lot of Sims punches.
Round 3- Damn! This is one of those thing about boxing scoring. We're technically supposed to judge a round on effective aggression; Clean and effective punching; ring generalship and defence. However not many of us bare this in mind and will just score the more damaging blows. In this round Sims was the effective aggressor. He initiated the exchanges and landed more then Duran. Duran landed less punches but landed full right hands that were the most effective shots. In terms of defense he was slipping and parrying more effectively. It was arguably Robbie Sims who was the ring general actually forcing his fight on the inside but Duran seemed happy to oblige and pick his spots. Technically it's 2-2 in these categories. Generally when I score a fight I just score for the guy who is landing good shots consistently. (sigh) It's probably a Sims round based on forcing the action and landing more punches.
Round 4- Sims round, very clearly.
Round 5- More competitive. Duran seems less tired and definitely exchanges nicely on the inside but Sims is physically stronger and looks in better condition. He lands more and has more in shots as Duran is more tired. Another Sims round.
Round 6- Oh man what a good round. Duran on the power of some of his shots particularly in the last 10 seconds.
Round 7- Clear Duran round who controls the action whilst Sims takes a breather.
Round 8- Very close round. Both are boxing well. Whilst you would argue both land consistently and land hard shots you would argue Duran showed a slightly better array of defensive skill and picked his power shots better, maybe edging the round. The last 30 seconds are a mystery which I will have to get a replay on because my copy did not have it. As Duran lands a "low-blow" he gets hit with a left hook and is put down. He gets a point off for the low blow but it's ruled no knockdown. A 9-9 Duran round which could have been a 10-7 Sims round. Strange. Just from my viewing the low blow was harsh but it looked like a knockdown. Since it was not called that way I scored 9-9 Duran.
Round 9- What a round ! Both guys are exhausted. Duran outboxes Sims in the first two minutes and seems to have him hurt with powerful right hands. However a tired Sims slugs out with a tired Duran and forces him to the ropes and landing good shots of his own. Sims is looking to steal it but Duran outboxed him for the majority of the round and landed the more significant punches.
Round 10- Clear Sims round completely outworking him.
A damn good fight and a bit of a slugfest. It seemed on my initial watch that the rounds were allocated like this:
Duran Clear: 1; 2; 6; 7; 9
Sims Clear: 4; 5; 10
Could have either way/even: 3; 8
About Us | Contact | Feedback | Site Map | Score the Controversial Fights
Any use or distribution of our content without the express written consent of eyeonthering.com is strictly prohibited.
Copyright © 2020, EYE ON THE RING