And in the red corner … The U.S. debate, as told in boxing analogies The race for the White House? A fight to the finish Aaron Hutchins October 23, 2012 Follow @hutchins_aaron Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 3 [View the story “And in the red corner… : the debate in boxing analogies” on Storify] And in the red corner… : the debate in boxing analogies Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Tue, Oct 23 2012 04:15:42 Presidential debates are a lot like boxing fights. The media calls them in winners or losers. Fans remember the best punches of the night. So with the third and final presidential debate Monday night, it’s no wonder many were calling this Obama/Romney III 30 min from: Obama v. Romney III. May not be as exciting as Ali v. Frazier III ("Thrilla in Manilla"), but it will matter more #CCNDebateVan Jones … Round 2 :: President Obama .vs. "Mitt Romney" | Tale of the Tape :: #Boxing, #Obama, #Romney, #Politics, #Debate http://pic.twitter.com/HdU4Psq1DJFG Ding, ding, ding… Round Three Obama vs Romney is set to begin #PnPCBC #cdnpoliDanno RETWEET IF YOU’RE WATCHING THE BOXING MATCH. In one corner – Mitt "Roarin’ Mormon" Romney. In the other corner, Barack "Kenyan Beast" ObamaBig Bird And when the opening bell rung, ESPN boxing analyst Dan Rafael was there throughout to give his boxing-debate play-by-play. This #debate is a slugfest from the opening bell as @BarackObama is going for a KO1 vs Romney, who is on the ropes early.Dan Rafael Ohhh, @BarackObama has Romney on the ropes in discussing his overseas trips! Big shots flying. #debateDan Rafael Romney: I’m not gonna say to Putin that after the election I’ll get more backbone. That’s a jab at Obama #debatesOn Politics When Obama thinks he did good. Romney comes back with a solid hook. #RomneyRyan2012trey ramirez Obama gave Romney Uppercut , like that girl on the Bus =)) watchout for the video!!! http://pic.twitter.com/mhatP1AXPrince Ademola #Obama just landed a great right hook…."There’s also less horses and bayonets"..(When Romney talked of fewer ships than 1917)Steph Bitten This #debate is like a verbal @Brandon_Rios1 vs @MileHighMike303. @BarackObama and Romney are landing bombs. Both showing great chins.Dan Rafael Romney not returning to Libya is like Tyson shelving his left hook. (i’m referring to the model)GregGutfeld Every time the next segment intro’d in the #debate there should be a round card girl.Dan Rafael Barack just hit Romney with the 8th round Ali jab on Foreman in Zaire. #Debates #DudeLookedStunnedGlobal Grind Obama bout to hit Romney with a right jab. "Check the records"…Jamel Herring ding ding.. PRESIDENT OBAMA WON! http://pic.twitter.com/1oOuyjvZfranklin fuentes Al Sharpton best boxing metaphor. "Romney jabbed and clinched all night."Matthew Polly I wonder if @BarackObama and Romney agreed to blood and urine testing for this #debateDan Rafael @NowWithAlex it’s like the last round of a boxing match and.you’re ahead on.points, you stay away and just jab that’s what Romney did.Derek Hughes Sr. And after three full debates, analysts went to the scorecards. It’s over! @barackobama vs. Romney III is over! We go to the cards… #debateDan Rafael POTUS Debate III: Obama did well for the first hour. Romney won the last 30 minutes. I score it another draw.John E. Armstrong … Cartoon :: 3rd Presidential Debate … "Fox News Style" ::….. #Politics, #Obama, #Romney, #UFC, #Boxing http://pic.twitter.com/zP0y8eooDJFG Gale Van Hoy had Martin Van Buren winning the #debateDan Rafael Obama-Romney debate trilogy scored as boxing matches: Romney won 1st one 118-110, Obama won next two 116-112.Max Kellerman Romney wins debate by TKO, flawless victory, etc etc, destroys Obama’s (lack of) foreign policy. #debatesZombie Cupcake Romney wins on points. No KO or TKO. Debate 3 matters. #debateloosekannon Did Romney do enough to beat the Champ Obama ? Boxing analogy u gotta knock out the champ not sure Mitt did enough Clutched& GrabRene Torres The real scorecards will be tallied on November 6. Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: U.S. election 2012 Advertisement About this author Aaron Hutchins Macleans.ca editor Aaron Hutchins writes about business, culture and the lives of Canadians. He once wrote a story about One Direction too, which makes him the resident boy band expert (reluctantly). Other articles Where everybody knows your name—because your name's Chewbacca Bitcoin: A new fixture at one Canadian university + 2 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous A peek at Maclean’s 2015 Newsmakers issue Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.