I HAD a late night Saturday so I thought I would watch the boxing from the Bell Centre in Montréal.
I wanted to see Steve Cunningham – who I officiated a couple of times when he was at cruiserweight – versus Vyacheslav Glazkov. Some of the rounds were not easy to score and I was watching it on TV but I do think Steve was hard done by. I gave him the first four rounds, the sixth, the eighth, and the last one, and then I watched it again. It wasn’t the best of fights to watch but I didn’t think it was a fight where I would have been four or five rounds off what the judges saw.
But Jean Pascal versus Sergey Kovalev was the one I wanted to see. Pascal had a good first two rounds then took a lot of punishment in the third round and had to take a count near to the end of it after being punched through the ropes. The fourth round was close to being a 10-8 round but all credit to Pascal for surviving, because then he had a good fifth which he won for me, although he scored well he couldn’t put a dent in Kovalev’s armour.