Brad Solomon vs Paddy Gallagher

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Brad Solomon vs Paddy Gallagher
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Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018
Location: 
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
10
Contracted Weight: 
147
Titles at Stake: 
No Title. First Leg of WBC Welterweight Tournament (Promoted by Evander Holyfield)
Referee: 
Kenny Bayless

Official Judging
Kermit Bayless 97 - 93
Max DeLuca 95 - 94
Kent Hendrickson 97 - 94

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Extra judges

Chris Tellez - 93-96
Steve Weisfeld - 95-94




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Brad Solomon
                                                                    
8
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
Paddy Gallagher
                                                                    
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10


Fan Cards: Brad Solomon vs Paddy Gallagher


scorecard by EDDIE HEARN GIRL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BRAD SOLOMON
8
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
93
PADDY GALLAGHER
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
96


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BRAD SOLOMON
8
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
93
PADDY GALLAGHER
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
96


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BRAD SOLOMON
8
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
93
PADDY GALLAGHER
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
96


Comments

Champion97's picture

I think Gallagher should've gotten the nod there.
It isn't hard to see why a couple of judges might have thought the fighter landing with more clean punches for a longer period of time in rounds, in a fight that close, might have won by a narrow margin, and the judge who had Gallagher winning, had the same score as me, but the two who had Solomon by 3 or 4 rounds, I don't know.

I don't think Solomon got dropped in round 1, not legitimately, but for a lot of the fight, Gallagher was hurting Solomon, and not vise verse, and in a competitive round, even when one fighter is leading on a time scale basis, a fighter hurting his opponent is definitely enough to break the ice. It looked like Gallagher might have wanted to win more than Solomon in the first half of the fight, but from rounds 6 onwards, he fought tooth and nail, he used his feet very well, stopped Gallagher in his tracks whenever the aggressor tried to close the distance and chop away to the body to set up attacks upstairs as well, and he did a great job (Solomon) of punch-pivoting, using the ring, keeping Gallagher out of range so he couldn't attack him. Gallagher had to commit himself, give up some ground to land with any impactful punches, and in the later rounds, that became a lot harder to do, he had to take punches on the way in, and really press the issue to get Solomon where he wanted him, but later in the fight (partly due to Solomon's adjustments), he was struggling, and he was offset often by the speed and variety of Solomon. Still, I think with the early rounds, educated pressure from Gallagher, and sustained aggression, managing to hurt Solomon in the last round, having success even in the rounds Solomon needed, never letting Solomon really settle down, I think he deserved to win the fight, but the judges didn't agree, fair enough, it would have been tough for either fighter not to have won in a fight like this, when they are both confident that their best efforts were enough.