Three of the most exciting fights in boxing history were the three fights for the middleweight championship of the world between Rocky Graziano and Tony Zale.
Tuesday night’s debate was no Graziano-Zale title fight.
In the blue corner you had challenger Joe Biden otherwise known as Sleepy Joe. In the red corner you had champion Donald Trump otherwise known as the Orange Man.
Sleepy Joe was known to be a finesse boxer in the style of Muhammad Ali. Orange Man was known to fight like a barroom brawler in the style of Two Ton Tony Galento. Biden was trained by former champion Barack Obama. Trump said “I don’t need no trainer, I’ll just wing it.”
The fighters did not touch gloves at the beginning of the fight. Referee Chris Wallace quickly lost control of the fight with Trump continuing to throw punches every time he tried to pry them apart. At one point in the fight Biden tried to take control by telling Trump “will you shut up man!” That did not work either.
Biden proved he too was a liar when he said: “I’m not going to call him a liar because everyone knows he’s a liar.”
Neither Sleepy Joe nor Orange Man followed the referee’s instruction to answer the questions. During the middle of the match, the champion got pissed off at the referee and turned away from the challenger to throw several punches at Chris Wallace.
Trump failed to deliver any knockdown blows. Biden failed to float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Several times during the bout Biden turned away from the champion to mouth off at the spectators.
The most exciting part of the fight was the constant frown on Trump’s face squaring off with the alternating phony grin and frown on Biden’s face.
As one of the three judges I scored the fight a draw. I called one round even and gave each fighter seven rounds. The Democratic judge gave every round to Biden. The Republican judge gave every round to Trump.
I think the spectators must be wondering what this match was all about.