Not every fight is fixed. It would be ridiculous to think that. Just some that I remember or have seen talked about:
Bradley over Pac-Man
Mosley over De La Hoya
Bute vs Andrade...that looooong count to send it to decision?
Pac-Man over Marquez 3
Roy Jones Jr. in the Olympics
Mayweather over Castillo
Trinidad over De La Hoya
Theres some huge fights on that list. When the judges get it wrong and even a casual watcher such as myself can clearly see the judges got it wrong, its pretty obvious that something is going on.
Iím not saying that some fight are not questionable, but people have a habit of saying they are fixed. One of the biggest issues is the commentation. Guys like Merchant, Lampley, and Kellerman pollute the waters. The only guys that I respected are Emanuel Steward and Roy Jones. These guys are not Judges and neither am I. I can sit there and say that this guy clearly one the fight, but I am not a trained judge. I know the criteria they are looking for, but I donít get paid to do it. Another issue is that people rely on the Compubox stats, which are also subjective. Compubox is not a exact count, it is an estimation by a human beings that can make mistakes.
My point is that I believe there are instances where fights are questionable, but not as frequently as people tend to believe. Thatís why they should go back to 15 rounds in championship fights. That would end a lot of decisions. However, it would also end the longevity of boxers.
Bradley over Pac-Man Ė Another catchweight fight. Close fight that could have went either way. People based the fight off the compubox numbers, which are highly subjective. Pacquiao got credit for a lot of punches that did not connect. Plus the fact that a experienced fighter like Pacquiao could not put away a guy coming up with 2 hurt ankles speaks for itself. He was more concerned with the Lakers that night and I donít think he took Bradley serious anyway.
Mosley over De La Hoya Ė The first encounter was clearly Mosley. The second one either way, but it was shrouded in steroid controversy either way.
Bute vs Andrade...that looooong count to send it to decision? - Bad ref not necessarily fixed. Bute was always overated and Froch proved that, so who knows maybe he won on popularity!
Pac-Man over Marquez 3 - Another close fight that could have went either way. I think it was Marquez, but Iím not a judge.
Roy Jones Jr. in the Olympics Ė This one probably carries the most credence and I would agree that it was fixed.
Mayweather over Castillo Ė Mayweather was able to dominate Castillo in the later rounds. Castillo was fighting dirty and should have had points deducted anyway.
Trinidad over De La Hoya Ė This one should have been De La Hoya, but once again I am not a judge.