Neil threw more punches, but the landed punches were about equal. A-hole move by Neil at the end made me want to vote for Boulton, but I'll look past that and call it a draw.
Draw. Thought we weren't giving wins to the guy who's not bleeding from the nose. Thought it went back and forth and deserved a draw. Boulton wins that fight decively 9 out of 10 times. Would've loved to see Neil and Janssen go at it.
That was a ring a ding dong dandy as the late Ed Whalen would say. Best line all season by The DZA, "Erection through a hole in the bottom of a popcorn box". I just about pissed myself reading that one.
Great fight. 9 draw
Great job these guys are built like fire plugs and they really got it in.
This may have been retribution on Boulton's part for the end of period heavy hit delivered on Bryce Salvador by Neil that went unanswered. But Neil took him rather easily, making me wonder if Boults is still affected by his hand injury or maybe he has just lost it altogether.
Not bad, edge Neil.
Boulton hung around just to get knocked around....
decent scrap. Win for Neil as he controlled for most of the fight
Neil beating Boulton. Erection through a hole in the bottom of a popcorn box. Both great ways to start a new year.
Surprisingly, Neil lays down an old fashioned beating on a perpetually, tied up, and off balance... Boulton. How about that Neuber-Murray fight? What'd I tell you.
WHOA !!!!! real good showing by Neil. Didn't think he had it in him.. Boulton disappoints here, thought he was better than this. MAYBE AN OFF NIGHT !!! Will have to see next fight he is in & who he fights. May need a REDEMPTION FIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Neil the winner here. Thought tough guy Clarkson might want to join the fun later on in the game & test Neil...................... BUT............... wishful thinking...............................
What ahole move? Neil started stronger and landed more. Nothing better than a nice uppercut in a hockey bout. Boulton is a tough customer and finished very strong knocking off Neils cap there. Neil and a 7
neil gets the win in this fight.
Happy new year everyone ! I expected more from Boulton, Neil was in better control in this one, he got a few good ones in ( especially some uppercuts ). Boulton has got to do do better with middle weights like Neil...his career depends on it and has little margin for error now.
great fight between 2 veterans. Neil with the one handed Mui Thai clinch was able to control this one for most of the fight. Boulton came back with some good ones but going with Neil.
Give Neil the win on this one! connected on a few good uppercuts. Only a Leafs fan would give the win to Boulton......
Fantastic scrap. If you're Eric Boulton, rather than continually trying to wrap up Neil's right arm (it wasn't working), wouldn't you throw lefty and make Neil try to tie up your arm?
Boulton is completely out classed in this one and he is very out of his league with Neil. He is lucky he did not get hurt ...all Neil here.
Pretty good, both are tough, experienced fights.
Neil hammered Boulton. Both guys were tossing some ferocious punches, but Neils were right on target.
Solid scrap, Neil and a 7.
one of the better give and take fights all season! Gotta call it for Neil with more blows delivered and landed plus control throughout. Good fight for Boulton showed toughness but just couldn't deliver the win.
kinda convincing win neil and 8
Neil the winner in a good bout. 2 guys who know what their jobs entail and have been doing it for a long time.
Boulton just could not get his bearings in this bout. Neil with the early bombs and a few telling uppercuts. Boulton with a couple bombs about 70% of the way through before Neil takes over again. Haven't seen the little guy tear up like this in a while.
neil took some hits but his returns were way better and he avoided alot of boultons swings
Boulton gets the Schnitzel punched out of him by Neil who is one tough son of a bitch!
Neil with the win here..............say what you will but I would take him on my team anytime.....Plays hard and has lot's of guts. Don't understand all the hatred here must be a lot of leaf and bruin fans here voting.
So Neil is a cheap puke who only fights small guys right?! You are all jealous of the Sens and the fact that he loves playing for them and the city. Toronto go F&@k you self on church street while you watch the playoffs on the big screen. Especially you Behn Wilson... losers... Win Neil.. Boulton looked horrible in this fight sort of like Orr the last time he fought Engllend and got knocked out!??? Wait wasn't that last year? LOL... Win Neil...
Neil destroyed Boulton in a very good fight, perhaps the best of the season???
Good scrap both guys showed well( & took some shots) but Neil got the right loose and landed a couple more than Boulton.
Pretty evenly matched combatants resulting in a great toe to toe bout. Neil did surprisingly well trading punches, usually he is more of an in-fighter.
Great Fight! Neil landed a few more in a war. Neil landed the harder punches as well. Win for Neil. Gotta love these two guys. They both were out there to throw fists and they did not disappoint. Unlike the WINTER CLASSIC which was very disappointing for its lack for physical play. Might as have had Vancouver playing Tampa Bay in Honolulu.
Winner Neil. Neil made this one look easy
Can't stand Neil most of the time. Gotta say he kicks Boultons ass here.
good tilt neil wins
Boulton finish strong but Neil got the better of it!
Mostly Neil but still a pretty good fight, better than most.
neils a beast for his size
Neil wins for quantity and quality
Neil with a nice inside technique there.
Neil had the early advantage, I thought Boulton came back some, but I give Neil the nod, and I am a Devils fan...
I still dont like neil
Great Fight! win Neil
That was inventive of Neil in regards to the forearm blows. Most new schoolers would have tried to punch at the guy, regardless of tha other guy's helmet. Neil was basically "ringing in the new year" with those shots. Again very nice.
Now THATS a fight
Another win for Neil!
Great bout. Neil had Boulton tied up pretty good. Eric did a good job of hanging in there after taking a couple of solid shots.
Lot of Chris Neil haters on here...i'm not one of them. Nice win by Neil...he upped ole Boulton a few times and the clara was spilt. Kudos to Boulton for giving Neil the chance with the Devils up a pair. Went back and watched the other two available tilts between these two and they were DYNAMITE. Nice rivalry going here.
Neil is the man!
Christine throws a lot, and as always lands nothing, Is your head getting bigger Christine? Wow soon youll be known as the Great Gazoo
I think Boulton had the better. Behn Wilson help me out.
too close to tell. must be more sens fans on tonight
Heck of a fight! Boulton got in just enough shots to earn himself a draw in this one, but just barely. What a showing by Neil, however.
Great fight! Big blows by both men given and tank...winner= fans...thanks guys!
in regards to Kassian/Hordichuck a few days back, and the people on the site hating on post fight celebrations, where ya at now?? it appears celebration, no matter the size difference of fighter , is accepted and appluaded in not only the minors but majors to.
Neil landed better shots for sure, but Boulton did get a few in himself . . . .
Love both these guys, Neil avec le gagne, est T!! Pumping the crowd up (and his team) is never a bad thing after a great fight!! At home games it is also saying thank you to the crowd for their appreciation of the toughest part of the job...
Good bout by two good fighters, Neil had the upper hand in this one, ouch.
Not a bad first fight of 2012. Both guys were letting them fly but Neil was landing the better punches. He gets the win and I gave it a 7.
boulton looked like he was gonna come back late but neil got the victory in this tilt
great bout...neil looking real good for the win
win Neil....real good bout
Well this was ALLLLL Neil....He just plain ol out gunned Boulton!!!!
Boulton is not up to snuff and Neil takes the win in a really good one
Neil landed more punches and better punches for the win. Great fight between two heavyweights!
Wow, Christine Neil actually fought someone who can fight. That's a switch for one of the biggest douchebags in the league.
Great fight between two good fighters. Tons of punches were landed and i think that though the match ended with Boulton getting rocked, the match was a draw.