We, as boxing fans, know that referees have a hard task, we forgive them for making an occasional mistake, we know they aren't perfect. Despite this we aren't willing to put up with what appears to be complete incompetence such as that shown recently when Austrian referee Ernst Salzgeber was the 3rd man in the ring as Richard Towers and Gregory Tony traded blows.

Salzgeber is genuinely a very experienced official who has refereed well over 150 bouts since 2004 including a number of international title bouts. Instead of using his years of experience he seemed to completely forget what he was in the ring to do and allowed British Heavyweight Richard Towers to take a sustained beating before breaking the action on a number of occasions. As you can see in the video below, this fight should have been stopped on at least 2 occasions in this one round alone.
Whilst Towers would eventually recover and win the bout (after Tony retired with a damaged hand) he shouldn't have the W on his record. The mistakes made by Ernst Salzgeber in this round alone cost Tony the win and cost the fans in attendance the correct result. I'm afraid to say that this sort of incompetence shouldn't be allowed in the ring, in fact if I was a fighter I'd be very afraid of Salzgeber either robbing me of a victory (as he did to Tony) or allowing me (or my opponent) to be seriously hurt. This is a dangerous enough sport, we don't need referees forgetting that part of their job is to "protect the fighters".

    Officially Inept

    This part of our site looks at the most bizarre and twisted score card (or refereeing decision) of the week. If you will, this is the hall of shame for the judges and referees in our great sport.


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    Albert Ayrapetyan
    Alejandro Lopez
    Alexander Alekseev
    Alexander Alexeev
    Arslan V Alexeev
    Artur Szpilka
    Bad Boxing Judge
    Bad Boxing Judging
    Boxing After Dark
    Celestino Ruiz
    Dangerous Referee
    Don Trella
    Ernst Salzgeber
    Firat Arslan
    German Boxing
    German Boxing Judge Conspiracy
    German Boxing Judging
    Goekalp Oezekler
    Goekalp Oezekler V Mouez Fhima
    Gregory Tony
    Ian John Lewis
    Inept Officials
    James Bagshaw
    Jonathan Romera
    Judge Bagshaw
    Judge Trella
    Juergen Langos
    Jurgen Langos
    Lopez V Romero
    Marvin Quintero
    Miguel Vazquez
    Mike Mollo
    Mouez Fhima
    Officially Inept
    Richard Towers
    Richard Towers Gregory Tony Controversy
    Ridiculous Score Card
    Szpilka V Mollo
    Towers V Tony
    Vazquez V Quintero