Quit putting it all on the corner. It's also the ref's job to protect a fighter.
The fighter was cognizant, talking shit, and throwing punches. The ref gave the fighter the benefit of the doubt.Quit putting it all on the corner. It's also the ref's job to protect a fighter.
They both failed that man. They both should have stopped it before the knockout.
Do I blame the corner more? Of course, 10 times so. But the ref is not a silent observer in the matter. His superiors will tell him that.
He got caught, and instead of holding him trying to recover, he allowed his pride get the best of him and tried to bang with him, and got caught again which really hurt him and him getting KO'd was inevitable.