July 29, 2010

Australian Cruiserweight Bout Sparks Fix Investigation: An IBO Cruiserweight fight in Australia last week ended with Paul Briggs knocked out at the start of the first round by a punch that didn't appear to land. See the video. Opponent Danny Green was livid in a post-fight interview but later backed off his remarks. A retired Supreme Court judge is investigating whether it was fixed.

posted by rcade to boxing at 10:03 AM - 9 comments

I didn't see a blow at all. He probably got more injured trying to get to the locker room. I wonder how much money Green made to change his tune.

On another note, Australia has pretty different insults than here in the US, "He's not even a canine."

posted by bperk at 12:10 PM on July 29

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about him walking to the locker room. Those fans were pretty riled up.

If he was going to throw the fight, at least he could have taken one good hit for it.

posted by lampshade at 12:21 PM on July 29

The bigger outrage is the Burger King rip off logo at ringside. Poor Burger King.

posted by NoMich at 12:39 PM on July 29

NoMich: not a rip-off. Poor Burger King.

posted by etagloh at 03:06 PM on July 29

Was Don King involved in this, perchance?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 04:45 PM on July 29

Don King is the Burger King? Then I prefer my Hungry Jack's.

They do an excellent Veggie Burger, by the way.

posted by owlhouse at 08:19 PM on July 29

If he was going to throw the fight, at least he could have taken one good hit for it.

Honestly, most of the Aussie press on this I've read has been unravelling a different story: the fight was originally scheduled to happen in New South Wales, and their boxing administrators turned it down when Green has serious neurological problems from previous serious boxing injuries. The fight was then re-scheduled in Western Australia, where they managed to find a doctor and administrators to sign off on a guy with serious brain damage fighting.

posted by rodgerd at 10:13 PM on July 29

when Green has serious neurological problems

You mean Briggs, surely.

posted by owlhouse at 05:24 AM on July 30

I don't know that the brain damage fighter story is actually different or any better. If he has serious neurological problems, then they knew that the fight was going to end like this anyway.

posted by bperk at 09:28 AM on July 30

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