When a fighter goes into a fight with the expectations of everyone that he will crush his foe (IE Tubbs) and he doesn't, Everything that that fighter does, in releative dissappointng fashion, is to a degree exagerrated.
The bout turned out close and Bowe did not impress, so becuase of that, the dings are probably unfairly so, a bit larger than they actually were.
It's not the first or the last time this has happened with a fighter. But the thing is, when it DOES happen to one fighter agian and again, his percieved worth is FAIRLY open to criticism.
I think Bowe career body of work falls into this.