Downey gets the edge for his better handling of the altercation and Boll quitting at the end. If you can't go the distance with someone, don't drop 'em. But if you do, don't think you get the win if you play defense while waiting for somebody to break it up. Downey would've got him if it kept going.
And I don't wanna hear that b.s. about Boll's not a heavyweight and Downey is. Sorry excuse for giving somebody a win when they didn't earn it.
Close to a draw but give the edge to Downey (even though he was out of gas). Class act to wave off the linesmen and at the end of the fight, they both gave each other a well done pat. Also it was Downey's second fight of the night
Got to admire Downey's gameness and heart, but come on! Would Detroit management please get someone in there to handle properly fill this position. Downey is NOT a scrapper and he's going to get hurt. Jody Shelley and Jared Boll in one night. He has that job by default. It must be because he throws the hardest check on the team. He is a grinding third line guy, not a fourth line goon. Get this guy some help.
Wow, great long fight. Boll landed better punches and gets the win in my eyes. I don't know about u, but those Brashear style noogies to the back or side of the head doesn't count for me as "Landing Punches."
P.S. - Just cause a guy is waving off the ref, doesn't mean he's winning the fight. It actually tells me he's losing and needs more time to try and land something. AND IF PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO HEAR THE "WEIGHT DIFFERENCE" EXCUSE... THEN DON'T USE THE "END OF SHIFT" EXCUSE EITHER.