Posted by Aether
Not an interesting fight at all, IMO.
Boetsch landed a nice flurry on Okami in a fight where he lost the first two rounds by a huge margin, then he got what IMO was a bad decision over Lombard in one of the most boring, uneventful fights I've ever seen. If you just look at the W/L column and the names, Boetsch's run looks pretty impressive. If you watch the actual fights, it's pretty clear that Boetsch is not a contender.
A win is a win I understand what your saying and where your coming from but it doesn't matter how badly you win 23 minutes of a fight in Sonnens case, 14 minutes and 15 seconds in Alves' case you fight for 15/25 minutes. The fight can end in 4 seconds or 14:59 seconds, just cause you relaxed or whatever Okami was laying on his back out cold, if your gameplans to win 10 minutes of a fight dominantly then your a stupid fighter, you go out there to win.
Lombard and Boetsch was a close fight but statistically, According to the FightMetric stats from the bout, Boetsch out-landed Lombard in significant strikes 54-26 for the fight, with a 19-9, 16-10, and 19-7 advantage in the three respective rounds.
Also the Nick Ring fight, I scored it 29-28 to my boy, I thought Ring had Bispinged the first 2 rounds enough to secure the victory.
I see your point that watching the fights he shouldn't be a contender but until someone dominates him or at least hands him a loss, he is certainly in the higher end of the mix in a promoters mind