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Controversy Already Breaks Out at Chavez-Lee Weigh-In

Texas is a state that has been mired in boxing controversy in recent years, but that doesn't seem to concern their commission officials enough to make them ensure a level playing field, apparently.

Moments ago at the weigh-in for tomorrow's WBC middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top contender Andy Lee, representatives of Lee requested to weigh both camp's gloves.

That request was denied by Texas Commission Sports Inspector Robert Tapia.

"They brought their own gloves and we brought ours," explained Lee's manager, Perry Mandera, "so we thought in the interest of full disclosure and a level playing field, we would weigh both pairs. We weighed ours out in the open in front of everyone. They would not put theirs on the scale. So, I requested Robert Tapia to make them do it. He told me 'I'm the boss here. I say whether or not we inspect the gloves and we're not going to.'"

Mandera says he then requested Chavez trainer Freddie Roach to weigh the gloves in the spirit of fairness. "He pushed past me and said 'we don't have to, so we're not going to.'"

Lee's team say after today's incident, they are left hoping there won't be any other questionable conduct surrounding this fight.

"We just want everything fair. I don't know why they wouldn't drop the gloves on a scale to remove any doubt about a pair of gloves they brought themselves. Yes, it's a new pair, but you ever buy a pair of shoes that say size 10 and they're not? That's all we were trying to resolve. So why won't they weigh the gloves?"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r ! z on 06-16-2012

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;12248252]Sigh... This is why my friends who watch MMA make fun of me for watching boxing.[/QUOTE] you barely qualify as a casual fan of this sport.

Comment by The_Sandman on 06-16-2012

[QUOTE=wizard king;12248907]As much I dislike Roach he made the right call ****kkk lees request.the commison already inspected the gloves no need to prove crap to Lee,[/QUOTE] Exactly. The COMMISSION inspected the gloves. It's the commission that they are questioning. I…

Comment by Daddy T on 06-16-2012

Lee is the better boxer - chavez is the better cheater ... tonight we'll see which counts for more

Comment by Ray* on 06-16-2012

[QUOTE=johnle43;12250705]again, i get it, this should be a 100% clean sport but this isnt margarito cheater azz we're talking about here. i wonder where you'd stand if team jcc was demanding this silly stuff? probably the same im guessing you'll…

Comment by Primera on 06-16-2012

Yeah Roach, you don't have to help that little kid who got struck by a car, but it's common courtesy to do so. Just because "you don't have to" doesn't mean you shouldn't. Put the gloves on the scale.

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