ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ THOUGHTS ON JERMELL CHARLO CONTROVERSIAL LOSS TO TONY HARRISON: "WHEN I SAW THE FIGHT ON TV IT WAS DIFFERENT"
BY MIKE JOLLY ON JANUARY 2, 2019
Image result for ernesto rodriguez boxingM. JOLLY: OBVIOUSLY ANOTHER BIG FIGHT JUST HAPPENED BOTH OF THE CHARLO'S JERMELL AND JAMALL JUST FOUGHT, JERMELL CHARLO LOST AGAINST TONY HARRISON A FIGHTER THAT JARRETT HURD BEAT A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO, WERE YOU THERE AT THAT FIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY?

ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ: YES I WAS THERE, WE HAD MARK DUNCAN AND HE WON FIRST KNOCKOUT AND BRANDON QUARLES FOUGHT THAT NIGHT AND WON A 10 ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION.

MJOLLY: JERMELL CHARLO FIGHT WITH TONY HARRISON WAS KINDA LIKE CANELO VS GGG VERY CLOSE A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT CHARLO GOT ROBBED, WHAT DID YOU SEE? DID CHARLO GET ROBBED OR DID HARRISON WIN THAT DECISION?

ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ: I DON'T THINK HE GOT ROBBED. BUT, I THOUGHT CHARLO EDGED THE FIGHT OUT BY A FEW ROUNDS. WHEN I CAME HOME, AND SAW THE FIGHT ON TV IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY. I SAW WHY THE JUDGES AWARDED TONY HARRISON THE DECISION. BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN A DRAW, WITH TONY HARRISON AWARDED THE DECISION I DON'T SEE THAT AS A DISPUTE AT ALL. THE FIGHT APPEARED THAT CHARLO WON THE FIGHT BUT I WAS WATCHING IT FROM 1 ANGLE, ON TV YOU SEE ALL THE ANGLES AND I COULD SEE WHY HE WAS AWARDED THE DECISION.

M.JOLLY: SO WITH THAT BEING SAID I'M PRETTY SURE YOU HEARD THE CLICHE YOU GOTTA GO IN THERE AND BEAT THE CHAMPION DOWN KNOCK HIM DOWN A FEW TIMES, TONY HARRISON DIDN'T DO THAT, NOT TAKING ANYTHING AWAY FROM HIS VICTORY, DO YOU THINK IT SHOULD HAVE WENT THE OTHER WAY?

ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ: NO YOU HAVE TO JUDGE IT ROUND BY ROUND, I UNDERSTAND YOU GOTTA BE THE CHAMPION HOWEVER, YOU HAVE EACH ROUND TO JUDGE AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY COUNTED THE ROUNDS THAT WERE JUDGED YOU HAVE TO GO BY THE JUDGES SCORE SO IT WAS A CLOSE FIGHT TONY HARRISON WON IT COULD HAVE WENT CHARLO WAY AS WELL.