The pay per view card headlined by Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs had its fair share of ups and downs. The event started off slow with the opening bout but things began to pick up as the night went on. Carlos Cuadras was almost upset in the second bout, which had its moments but still lacked excitement. That excitement wouldn’t come until the co-main event that took place between Roman Gonzalez and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
The fight itself had plenty of action throughout the fight and it exceeded expectations but there were two big surprises that the fight produced. The first surprise came in the form of Gonzalez being knocked down in the first round; something that has happened only once before in his career. The second surprise came with the final result of the fight.
Every round of the fight entertained as both fighters threw everything they had at each other and for Sor Rungvisai that included numerous headbutts and punches below the belt. Sor Rungvisai opened two cuts on Gonzalez’ head with those headbutts that gushed out blood throughout the fight. Regardless of the blood, fouls and the knockdown Gonzalez fought hard and out-landed Sor Rungvisai throughout the fight and by the final bell, it was clear who the winner was.
Well, the judges did not see it that way. One judge had the fight a draw and the other two had Sor Rungvisai as the winner. I’m not sure what fight they were watching, hell I’m not even sure if their eyes actually work. They must have been influenced by the blood on Gonzalez’ head that was caused by illegal blows.
Both fighters put on a hell of a performance and it could easily be called Fight of the Year. One thing for certain is the judges made it Robbery of the Year. Not only did they screw Gonzalez of his title/victory, they screwed him out of his undefeated record and his pound for pound king status. It truly is a black eye to the sport and shows how corrupt it can be.