Classic Michael Brodie vs Willie Jorrin - WBC Super Bantamweight Title - Robbery or not?

Apr 19, 2014
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I loved Michael Brodie when I first got into boxing, he had such a lovely fluid style and the way he found room for the bodyshots that would double fighters up was a thing of beauty, I remember hearing about the Willie Jorrin fight, Ian Darke one time on commentary said Brodie was "robbed blind" and that seemed to be the general consensus at the time among fans and people in the business alike on this of the pond at least. It was especially baffling because the fight was held in Brodies hometown of Manchester.

Years later thanks to the wonders of youtube I finally got to see the fight and thought...Jorrin won. From what I remember of the fight he seemed to get his punches off quicker and was first and last most of the time also scoring a knockdown, I actually don't think I even had it close.

I only watched it once a few years ago and am going to do so again (might look different the second go around), but what do you think, was Brodie given the shaft or is it overblown?

 
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I know all about it but I haven't watched this fight yet. It's interesting that you feel Jorrin won so clearly, as I've only really seen people say it was a 'robbery' and a clear win for Brodie. But as you touch on, commentary can have a big part to play in the general consensus of a fight.

I'll certainly check it out soon and share my opinion :good
 
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Jun 4, 2012
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I saw it at the time and felt it was a poor decision. But that was a long time ago, and I was more easily swayed by commentary back then and also biased towards local fighters.
 
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Just watched the first 3 rounds and my thoughts so far

1- Jorrin - Cagey opener but Jorrin lands nicely to the body while Brodie misses wild left hooks
2-Jorrin- Bad clash of heads leaves Jorrin cut on the forehead but he snaps Brodies head back with a nice combination which are the only real shots landed
3- Brodie- A close round of two halves, Brodie wins the first half but Jorrin takes the second, think Brodie did just enough to nick it though

Close so far but I don't see any way for Brodie to take the first two rounds and the third was close, will continue watching later
 
Jun 10, 2014
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Will watch again as probably more biased years ago towards home fighters.

Remember at the time it was pure robbery but as has been mentioned by others commentary could have erred my judgement more too.Loved Brodie though,a good fighter he was.
 
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4-Jorrin nicks it with nice snappy counters while Brodie overcommits 5-Brodie- clearest round and Brodies best yet by a margin, nice body attack and his shots were landing very well 6-Brodie- tit for tat but I give the better work to Brodie again . Even 3-3 going into the 7th
 
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7- Jorrin- Impossible to split until Jorrin steals the last 30 seconds with body shots. Jorrin is always looking to counter over the top of Brodies lazy jab and has been successful with it so far 8- Brodie lands a little more than Jorrin who tries but fails imo to again steal the round in the last 30 seconds. 9- Brodie, good action round and I agree with Spencer Oliver that Brodie nicks it on workrate 10- Jorrin 10-8 toe to toe action, Brodie gets hurt, spits out his gumshield then walks onto a right hand that makes him touch down. 11 - Brodie -REALLY hard round to score, almost gave it even 12-Jorrin....?! This is another hectic round to score, Brodie starts well Jorrin finishes well
 
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Guys I think I just scored it 6 each with the knockdown just giving it to Jorrin but fuck me was that a hard fight to score, I could hardly split them each round and I don't know how I had Jorrin winning it 'clearly' the first(and last) time I watched it . It's a really hard fight to score and im sorry the quality isn't the best
 
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I could see this being a fight I score different every time I watch it, there are at least 4 absolutely razor close rounds , at least