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I wasn't watching the (nearly unwatchable) Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin heavyweight bout for long before I found myself saying at least once a round: "Ferchrissakes ref, holding is a foul!" Nevermind all the shoving, pushing, tripping, and leaning Klitschko was doing while he was holding. Luis Pabon warnings were infrequent and weak, and he should have begun deducting points starting in Round 3 or 4, not Round 11. In particular, at least two of the three "knockdowns" in Round 7 were really slips resulting from Klitschko shoving Povetkin to the floor, and therefore should have resulted in Klitschko losing two points and finally being disqualified. Credit: Sumio Yamada However, if Pabon had shown a willingness to do his job by giving stern warnings and backing them up with point deductions earlier in the fight, the atrocious Round 7 likely would never have happened. Dr. Steelhammer is not a self-destructive freak ala Andrew "The Foul Pole&qu...
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