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Boxing Fouls: Alexander vs Maidana | 119 Clinches? (Video)

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Devon Alexander UD 10 Marcos Rene Maidana 
February 25, 2012

Location: Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Referee: Steve Smoger

100-90 twice and 99-91

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions

Aired On: HBO Boxing After Dark (Main Event)

Alexander vs Maidana Facts & Stats
  • Devon Alexander 22-1 (13 KOs) vs. Marcos Maidana 31-2 (28 KOs)

  • Maidana entered was a 1.5 to 1 underdog

  • Some would argue when a fighter clinches and holds as often as Alexander did, it takes away from fight, stiffling an opponent's ability to let his hands go.

  • Keep in mind, holding is, technically, a foul. The rule states: You cannot hit below the belt, trip, hold, kick, headbutt, wrestle, bite, spit on, or push your opponent.
  • While penalties for occassional holding are not often enforced, many insist "excessive" holding should warrant point deductions and an eventual disqualification should it continue.

  • The video below calculates 119 clinches in a 10 round affair; an average of 12 clinches per round and one clinch every 15 seconds.

  • Excessive?


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