Brash was bit better but not enough for the win.
A DRAW, as Thornton landed two nice rights to the start as they goes toe to toe.
Brash got a good flurry, landing punches to the back of Thorntons head.
Thornton comesback with good right.
Brash took Thornton to the ice.
Ok, this is one of the best fights of the year and also one of the most controversial because the voting on it is so skewed.
If you go to the community boards, you can find a clip of the slow mo for this fight and clearly see which punches land, which punches hit helmet and who knocks who down. Don't take my word for it, watch the slow mo.
This fight is a classic draw. Both fighters landed punches and both fell at the same time. Brashear does NOT win this fight at all, if anything, more of a case can be made for Thornton as he knocks Donnie down and certainly has a size disadvantage, and lands the better punches. rash has a good chin and takes those punches well. When he switches hands, it throws Thornton off balance and Donnie lands a couple to the back of the head. Big deal.
The problem here is the homers and fans of Brashear will vote him the win despite him clearly NOT winning. I am as objective as they come and try to vote these fights honestly and there is no clear winner here. Remember, this isn't boxing boys and girls, it's a spontaneous hockey fight where edges and points are not scored but rather, wins, losses, and most of the time, draws.
Several lefts by Thorton at the beginning of the fight landed cleanly, the rest was pretty even. For those of you who think Brashear hitting Thorton on the back of his head is winning a fight, think again.