Way too early or just in time – what do you think?
Here’s another proof that a referee should not be too kind hearted. A fight between Larry Westbrook and Andrew De Leon finished in only five seconds – Westbrook threw a right-left to the head, both shots landing just on the button, and dropped De Leon to the canvas. The referee hurried for rescue but De Leon appeared to be alive and ready for a takedown. To stop the fight referee had to first mount both opponents (Westbrook was already on the ground) and then do some kind of a rear naked choke on De Leon. This Glover Teixeira act stunned Andrew De Leon more than the vicious punch – to say the guy was shocked is to say nothing at all. The bout was ruled a TKO (referee stoppage) but in Larry Westbrook’s place I would consider a rematch – just to prove this win was no fluke or a flick of the referee’s wrist.