The proof of that occurred in the highly anticipated rematch between American Heavyweights Seth Mitchell (26-1-1, 19) and Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19) that left the fans massively disappointed and venting their disgust at a bout that never really catch light.
Mitchell, who had been stopped in 2 rounds by Banks when the men first met back in 2012 avenged his loss with out ever needing to break sweat as Banks fought a very odd fight doing next to nothing round after round.
Despite Banks hurting Mitchell in round 3 he failed to repeat the act as he forever looked for a counter opportunity that never came. The fact Banks offered next to no offense allowed Mitchell to grow in to the bout and take the fight solely on work rate (which wasn't much it's self). The fact the action was saw scarce saw the fans booing almost every round with their only cheers being aimed at a fight in the crowd rather than the ring. The massive boos that rang out through out the 12th round effective showed how annoyed they were.
Do not be shocked at forums and fans suggesting Banks was "paid off" here as he looked like he didn't want to win.
Surprisingly it wasn't just Banks who seemed to under-perform. Another man who also got a worse than expected result was former British Cruiserweight champion Shane McPhilbin (8-7-1, 5) who could only manage a very disappointing draw with James Oliphant (0-4-2).
Just 18 months ago McPhilbin was 8-2 (3) and a British champion, now he's winless in 5 and drawing with a very poor opponent. With out trying to be rude, it's probably time McPhilbin walked away from the ring before his record falls below .500.
Interestingly French Heavyweight champion Fabrice Aurieng (7-6, 2) also moved closer to having a losing record as he was stopped in 4 rounds by compatriot Johann Duhaupas (29-1, 18) in a none title bout.