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Scheids Marc Goddard reageert op late stoppage

October 10th, 2016 | by Stefan Van Erp

Scheidsrechter Marc Goddard trekt het boetekleed aan over zijn late stoppage in de partij tussen Mike Perry en Danny Roberts.

Op social media ging het na de partij tussen Perry en Roberts vooral over de scheidsrechter. Perry plaatste diep in de derde ronde een harde knie gevolgd door een directe rechtse stoot waardoor Roberts naar het canvas ging. Op dat moment leek hij KO te zijn maar Goddard liet de partij doorgaan waardoor Perry nog drie harde stoten op het hoofd van Roberts gaf voordat Goddard ertussen kwam en de partij stopte. Op

Twitter reageert Goddard als volgt op de ontstane commotie:

“I received a TON of messages last night. Many personal & insulting but I’m a big boy and it goes with the territory. Expected & accepted. But know this. No one alive is more self critical, self analytical and a harsher reviewer of me than me. It’s been a long time since I’ve ever felt so reflective but in an emotional sport my hearts so invested & I make it my business to teach acceptance honesty & humility. So its in my life blood to look back. We deal with inches, seconds, heat beats & emotion so high I could never put it into words. In 1000’s upon 1000’s of fights around the globe for more years than most my upmost priority, my heartfelt duty is to protect the fighters. Whilst never unduly robbing them such sacrifices they make I’ve been there on both ends. I love this sport more than I could put into words and I would never shy away from something that, on any other night I’d have done differently. It breaks my heart to think a fighter has incurred even one shot they shouldn’t have. This is such a world of could, should, would. It’s not a game for everyone. It’s unique. The need for improvement, growth and acceptance remains continual – and I’ll never stop giving these fighters what they truly deserve. Last night presented me with an instance that in truth in any other night on earth I’m acting sooner and that’s the truth. Thank you all.”

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