G. Keenan wrote:
I just watched it.
REALLY bad fight. I feel sorry for the folks that paid good money for tickets.
I was hoping Spinks would win, but it's hard to respect a guy like him that refuses to fight, and just runs all night.......
As I understood it Taylor's camp had offered that fight to many people before Spinks. If I'm Spinks and someone offers me a bunch of money to fight a guy I know I don't match up well against I'd do the exact same thing. No way does Taylor actually way only 160 lbs and no way can Spinks out-punch him. I thought he had pretty good strategy all things considered: counter-punch against a slower fighter and hope to steal the title.
I don't necessarily disagree that it was a solid strategy to keep from getting knocked out, but there was no way he was going to win the fight like that, so what's the point?
Spinks will have a hard time getting another lucrative payday, simply because boxing fans likely won't pay to watch him fight again.