Vitaly is obviously is a big frickin man. He may not have Tyson-esque 1-punch KO power, but he rained his best stuff on Briggs for 12 rounds like I have never seen him do before. Lesser beatings he gave to Williams, Sanders and even Peter ended at some earlier point. Briggs took all of this & more, so it is no surprise to me that Briggs is in the hospital. Christ, he SHOULD be in a hospital after that.
The ref and ESPECIALLY his corner should be held accountable for this should something happen to Briggs. Nobody in their right mind thought he had a chance after 5 rounds, let alone 8 or 9. Briggs landed 1 or 2 flush shots all night at best & even in the 1 or 2 fights Briggs pulled out from behind in his life with a big shot, he was never taking a beating like that. Not only did he have nothing left to hurt Vitaly with, when has Vitaly shown the kind of vulnerability that would make ANYONE think that this fight could be over in a few punches? Any living single-celled organism or above could see that Briggs was on his heels the last few rounds & had Z-E-R-O left. It is a disgusting shame that Briggs' corner didn't have the common sense to quit for him & Briggs is now in the hospital paying a huge price for their ignorance.