Both girls have been boxing for long enough to KNOW how "shady" boxing can be. I am not pro/con either fighter, just giving an opinion. OF COURSE, New Mexico, Hollys team, etc have financial interest in this lmfao. That is a no brainer. Holly is the hometown girl, and she has a promoter who has a huge vested interest in that fighter --- ITS ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY.
Weight should not be an issue; Melissa AGREED to the weight difference, so that in neither here nor there. What I read about the weight in, was that Holly & another female (cnt recall name & maybe NM fighter) weighed in on the same scale earlier prior to weigh ins & were at (or under) contracted weight. "Apparently", they weighed in later and found they were both over. It was said that the scale was not "level" or something, and it gave an unaccurate weight. (I THINK) They went to cut the weight, & when they came back, the re weighed @ contract limit. I dont think it was "three" times for the weight, I believe two, but could be wrong. ALL fighters have a second attempt 2 make weight. So if she did a legal weigh in, was over, but then came back & made weight - then SHE MADE WEIGHT.
They say there were more than a "dozen" witnesses to the whole issue w Melissa, BUT, I don't know how many were "nuetral". I have fought in MANY hometowns not my own, and have been screwed around countless times, ESPECIALLY overseas. One hour is nothing in the scheme of things. I would be PISSED as hell w the wrapping also, but I definitely wouldnt split if it was taken care of w in the hour. Melissa is not a newbie & i know understnds how boxing can be. You take certain chances when u go to a hometown. It happens w women AND men & it happens in boxing AND MMA.
My biggest issue: a 3-8 fighter was ALLOWED to fight for a FUCKIN TITLE. It is a JOKE. The commission didnt due drug, pregnancy, or any other tests to have a fight like this to take place, ESPECIALLY against a fighter of Holms magnitude. IMO this is what makes womens fighting look bad; a 80/20 fighter getting a title shot. They all just wanted the belt & commission fees, whatever. They shoulda reduced it to a 4-6 round fight & NOT a title fight. Victoria said she was already training 4 a fight that was jst cancelled...so fine, who cares. Good for her to step up. It was not a good fight for Holm to take IMO but either way it was shitty for womens fighting.