Two tired dudes start up like a 72 Plymouth Duster after a blizzard, but eventually they decide to latch on. Thornton with some strong early throws, followed by Valabik with a couple thumpers. A little Greco-Roman with some feeble uppercut attempts, a couple more chucks by Valabik and they both give up. Slight edge Valabik for control and slightly more energy.
Thornton, the consumate pro gives the rookie a shot even tho he was at the end of a shift and gassed......to much size and weight here. Major props to Thornton for even going.....When is the last time he faught someone smaller than himself?...win Valabick.
pmarz1, I think your one of the few who reviewed the fight correctly. All the shots I saw were square on Thortons helmet. You can no longer read the reviews or trust the scoring on this site because of the blind homers and looser announcers. Just watch the action and have your own opinion!
If you listen to the Atlanta feed, you'd think everything Valabik threw landed square on the jaw of Thorton. For a minute, I thought the announcer was a Jack Edwards clone. So maybe most of you who thought Valabik won this hands down should replay it with the sound off. Other than the punches to the side/back of the helmet, he lands one punch, to the body. It's virtually impossible to determine if Thorton's first couple of punches land or not, hence, a draw.