#1- Is Dave routinely schooled?
answer- a resounding no. His style does give guys fits. Not that he's beating people all the time. Just that it seems too neutralize his and his opponents offense. It tends to make both fighters look bad (whether or not this is by design... I do not know)
#2 Remember the fight is edited. This makes it very hard to judge. You can say that they both looked crappy (I would not). But you can't say who you thought won, simply because they don't show enough of the fight. It is specifically edited to keep you guessing for all four rounds and into the decision.
#3 I would disagree w/ the statement that it is easy to climb the ranks in boxing. If you are white and decent you have an OK shot. (but you almost need the right backing) If you are non-white you can fight like hell and never get noticed. You will have to knock everyone out. Home town decisions in boxing are a plague. So as you travel to fight you get screwed on two or three decisions.... now you are 7 and 3 instead of 10 and O. Your marketablity just went down the toilet. But you had to take the fights to feed your family...
ps-Boxing is a very dirty game and alot of good people get screwed. That's why I like this show. Gives boxers (even if it's only twelve) a chance to show their stufff and get some acclaim.