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Boxing: Sturm rises over decision

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posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 10:11 PM
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For someone dedicated to cleaning up boxing, Oscar De La Hoya sure was kind of quiet after the judges handed him a unanimous decision over Felix Sturm Saturday night in Las Vegas. All three judges - Dave Moretti, Paul Smith and Mike Glienna - scored it 115-113. Curious?

Many thought Sturm should have had that score and should have gone home to Germany with his WBO middleweight title and a notch in his championship belt. At best I thought it was a draw, but that came after De La Hoya won the last round on my scorecard. A side point: Does anyone besides me think that DeLaHoya might have peaked at welterweight?

As Main Events boxing chief, Carl Moretti - no relationship to judge Dave - said after the match, "You didn't think they'd give it to a German on D-Day did you?"


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