Larry Merchant has been quoted 13 times. The one recent article where Larry Merchant has been quoted is Investigating Canelo-Golovkin judges as controversy predicted. Most recently, Larry Merchant was quoted as having said, “I think there's an emotional component in it. If the guy is the fan favourite then there's going to be a bigger reaction when he throws punches and maybe just grazes the opponent than when the opponent hits him. I think officials are human and sometimes we can't pick the winner of a round, right?”.
Of course we might say Canelo-Golovkin is a bad decision, but I'm hoping by the third round I'm thinking, I want to see the rematch. I'm not hoping that after 12 rounds and a bad decision I want to see a rematch.
Frequently the fan favourite is a fighter who makes the fight, who is an action fighter, an aggressive fighter – which is why he attracts the fans. That type of fighter will also get the benefit of the doubt in a close round and in my way of thinkin[...]
When I was a young man, I came out of the army, I was in New York and I went to see the great Willie Pep fight. He got knocked out in the second round [by Lulu Perez in 1954] in Madison Square Garden and the next morning I read one of my favourite c[...]
There's a history of hometown decisions and there's a reason for it. What it implies is the guy who puts the asses in the seats will get the benefit of the doubt, and more often than not, in a close or almost close fight, that happens.
I think there's an emotional component in it. If the guy is the fan favourite then there's going to be a bigger reaction when he throws punches and maybe just grazes the opponent than when the opponent hits him. I think officials are human and somet[...]
Once upon a time that was a real part of the economic system of boxing – that you could make more money gambling on a fight than you can make from the crowd so there were set-ups and all kind of sinister things going on. I don't think that goes on t[...]
A good thing for Mayweather he wasn't in there with (Jesus) Chavez.
Nobody has ever done that to Ruiz.
"Most thought Castillo won," "but the house fighter got the decision."
"I understand why it would happen with the money involved," "but that doesn't mean I like it. As the old saying goes, 'Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me'."
Mayweather's no $12m fighter.
"Nobody has ever done that to Ruiz,"
"George has sweatshirts older than Moorer,"