|12-16-2011, 06:22 PM||#1|
IBF will not order immediate Peterson-Khan rematch
IBF Championships Chairman, Lindsay Tucker, told ******.com on Friday that his organization has decided not to order an immediate rematch of Lamont Peterson's upset split-decision victory over Amir Khan last Saturday after having reviewed a DVD of the clash that was provided by Khan's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, on the fighter's behalf.
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Peterson edged Khan, 113-112 on the cards of judges George Hill of New Jersey and Valerie Dorsett of North Carolina, and losing 115-110 on that of Nelson Vazquez of Puerto Rico.
Golden Boy Promotions had initially requested that Washington D.C.Boxing and Wrestling Commission chairman, Scottie Irving, overturn the result of the win by Peterson (30-1-1, 15 knockouts) over Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) in relation to what Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, has alledged are scoring descrepancies and poor officiating.
Khan was deducted one point each during the the seventh and 12th rounds by Virginia's Joe Cooper, who was chosen by the commission from a list of four judges provided by the IBF, according to Tucker and Irving. Khan was penalized for pushing Peterson's head down in the seventh, and for shoving Peterson away in the 12th.
Tucker and IBF president Darryl Peoples responded to Khan's formal protest seeking an immediate rematch against Cooper's decision to deduct points.
"We decided not to order an immediate rematch on the basis of the fact that in the rules, if the referee feels that it's a foul, then that's his call to take a point. In that fight, he did warn Khan several times before he actually took the first point," said Tucker.
"At one point, before he took the point, Cooper said, 'this is the final warning.' I believe that that was in sixth round, because he took the point in the seventh round. But before he took the point, he did say 'this is the final warning,' and then, he did take the point."
Schaefer had drawn hope from the IBF's having ordered two notable rematches largely as a result of fouls that took place.
The IBF ordered an immediate rematch between winner Abner Mares and former bantamweight titleholder Joseph Agbeko after referee Russell Mora failed to penalize Mares for repeated low blows in their fight Aug. 13 on Showtime.
Peoples ordered the rematch between Mares and Agbeko after reviewing replays of their Showtime-televised bout with Tucker, including an 11th-round knockdown punch that Mora ruled legal even though replays clearly showed the punch landing on Agbeko's cup.
Mares won the Showtime-televised return bout by unanimous decison over Agbeko on Dec. 3. The move by Khan's camp, said Tucker, is similar to the formal protest made by Agbeko's promoter, Don King, but with a subtle difference.
"I know that Golden Boy was saying that it was the same case as it was with Mares. But in the case of Abner Mares, the difference between what happened with Khan's situation and what happened with the Mares-Agbeko fight was that the guy who actually lost the first fight, Agbeko, was the guy who had been fouled," said Tucker.
"This last fight, the guy who lost the fight was the guy who was committing the fouls. Khan was the guy who was holding down the head and using the elbows and doing the pushing."
The IBF also ordered an immediate rematch of the cruiserweight title bout in which Steve Cunningham lost his belt by sixth-round technical decision to Yoan Pablo Hernandez on Oct. 1 in Neubrandenburg, Germany, this, ruling that the
The fighters accidentally clashed heads twice in the early rounds, causing a cut over Hernandez's right eye that widened as the fight progressed. In the sixth round, Hernandez's trainer, Ulli Wegner, asked for an examination by referee Mickey Vann, who then stopped the bout on the advice of ringside doctor Walter Wagner.
Tucker said that he and Peoples reviewed the video of the clash and determined that there "was an improper stoppage of the title fight."
|12-16-2011, 06:28 PM||#2|
Dan Rafael and other writers assumed that a immediate rematch would be mandated by the IBF.
I guess not.
|12-16-2011, 06:31 PM||#4|
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I dont understand what all the fuss is about.. Khan was holding and pushing all night.. The ref warned him several times not to push and Khan kept doing it..
If Khan learns some inside skills it wouldnt be an issue.. Imagine what Bradley would do to him
|12-16-2011, 06:33 PM||#5|
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Good! Let Peterson go with the highest bidder.
Arum may offer real big dowry. If the belts end up on Bradley; Pacquiao has a new opponent locked in, so he has the incentive to pay Peterson well. If that offer happens, Peterson will have to look at his opportunity costs.
Fight Bradley for massive money and very likely lose, or fight Khan for a really good payday in a 50/50 fight?
|12-16-2011, 06:40 PM||#7|
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Just because IBF wouldn't order Peterson-Khan rematch doesn't mean sides can't still negotiate it but Lamont now has more leverage. #boxing
|12-16-2011, 06:52 PM||#9|
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