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Thread: Taylor vs Chavez - the Fight that destroyed Meldricks career

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    Default Taylor vs Chavez - the Fight that destroyed Meldricks career

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    As much as I liked Chavez, Taylor deserved to get the nod in that fight. He won just about every round except the last 2 or 3, even though he got smashed in those rounds. 2 seconds left in the fight, Steele should have known better. Now, if it was 5-10 seconds, than I say it's a good stoppage. It's just a good thing there weren't anymore 15 round fights, otherwise, Taylor might've gotten killed.

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    Richard Steele says its not his job to keep up with the time

    I dont blame him really, Meldrick should of answered the ref..
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    It really is close though, the referee was doing his job, no doubt. Either way, it's one of the best fights of the last 20-30 years, as well as one of the most controversial. I'm glad Chavez got the W, but in the back of my mind, a little voice with a Philly accent is telling me that 2 seconds was all it would have taken for Taylor to have gotten the biggest win of his career.

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    with all that talent Meldrick had, that win probably woulda catapulted him far
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    i still hate richard steele with passion because of that. WHo knows what would happend after that fight, but meldrick deserved that moment. Its such a shame to see what has happened to him since.

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    I saw the fight when it happend. It was a bad decision but Taylor would have deteriorated after that fight anyway. He just suffered the same fate as RJJ.

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