Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Condes' Recent Loss Was Actually By Split-Decision

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

It turns out that Florante Condes who was beaten by  Raul “Rayito” Garcia in the Mexican’s hometown of La Paz and lost his International Boxing Federation minimum weight title actually lost by a split decision.

IBF Championship Committee Chairman Lindsey Tucker informed Viva Sports/Manila Standard Today that the confusion was caused by the fact that the ring announcer merely read the scores without naming the judges and their scorecards.

Tucker told us “the fight actually ended in a split decision” with Hawaii judge Abraham Pacheco scoring it in favor of Condes 115-112. Mexican judge Alejandro Lopez scored it 115-112 for Garcia which was the exact opposite of Pacheco.

The shocker was the scorecard of American Adelaide Byrd who scored the fight by a lopsided 118-110 score for Garcia despite the knockdown scored by Condes in the twelfth and final round.

Byrd has come under fire in the past for her judging. Respected boxing writer Doug Fischer referred to the Mike Arnaoutis-Ricardo Torres fight for the vacant  WBO 140 pound title which Torres won in a controversial split decision with Byrd penning what Fischer called “an absolutely ridiculous 116-112 whereas Harry Davis had Torres the winner 114-113 and Jerry Roth had Arnaoutis the winner 114-113.

Fischer claimed the Greek fighter was “outright robbed of a deserved title victory by the incredibly inept judging.”

We got the real score in the Condes-Garcia title fight after Tucker  responded to our inquiry as to how one judge could score the fight in favor of Garcia by such a wide margin and requested for the judge’s name . At the same time Tucker said he thought Garcia won the fight which is something that even Condes graciously accepted saying “I really lost.”

It was another instance where Condes showed his fairness, honesty and simplicity which endeared him to thousands of Mexican fans throughout his stay in La Paz.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by flipside on 06-17-2008

[QUOTE=cayey;3634229]Mr. Nathanielz, why you dont complaint abt the fight of Donnie Nietes when ur countyman Salven Lagumbay gave a ridiculous scoring in favor of Nietes, when even Penalosa said it was a much closer fight ..Can you at least reply??[/QUOTE]…

Comment by cayey on 06-17-2008

Mr. Nathanielz, why you dont complaint abt the fight of Donnie Nietes when ur countyman Salven Lagumbay gave a ridiculous scoring in favor of Nietes, when even Penalosa said it was a much closer fight ..Can you at least reply??

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Cleverly Expects Mayweather To Stop McGregor Inside of Six Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away McGregor Motivated By Dismissive Boxing Fans, Vows to 'Educate' Samuel Vargas Edges Ali Funeka Over Ten Rounds Mayweather-McGregor: Camps Warned To Avoid Confrontations Photos: Payano vs. Santiago, Herring vs. Miller - Official Weights IBF Abolishes Second Weigh-in For Unification Bouts Arum Discusses Crawford's Future, Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Joshua: Mayweather Will Beat McGregor in Landslide, Can't Compete Marcos Hernandez Camp Notes For Kevin Newman Bout Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement