Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Judge Under Fire For Insane Donaire vs. Vazquez Scoring

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

JUDGE Ruben Garcia of Texas has come under fire for his 115-112 scorecard in favor of former World Boxing Organization champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., who lost by a split decision to Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire before over 14,000 fight fans at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas Saturday night.

Garcia’s scorecard was a shocker, when compared to the two other judges, Levi Martinez and Donald Trella, who both had Donaire a comfortable winner by identical 117-110 margins, which was the consensus at ringside.

TV boxing commentator Col. Bob Sheridan, who was doing the international broadcast, also had Donaire winning easily, 117-110, which raised serious questions as to what fight Garcia was watching or what was going through his mind.

Donaire, his left hand believed to have been broken in two places somewhere between the second and fourth rounds, didn’t take judge Garcia to task, only telling the Manila Standard “I was surprised,” especially since

Garcia’s scorecard was read first by famed ring announcer Michael Buffer.

However, Garcia’s boo-boo was quickly erased when Buffer announced the scorecards of Martinez and Trella to the delight of a small crowd of Filipino fans, who came out in support of Donaire, now a four-division world champion.

Donaire’s manager Cameron Dunkin said that scorecards turned in by Garcia hurt the sport of boxing, adding that the WBO, which named the ring officials for the fight, should suspend Garcia for perhaps one or two years and limit his work for six or eight-round bouts when he returns.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-25-2012

So they look into these judges but not the ones who cause these robberies like the Cloud-Campillo, Abril-Rios and Pacquiao-Bradley.

Comment by Lineal Champ on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=raskat;12278406]I scored this fight for Vazquez also[/QUOTE] Not sure if serious^

Comment by raskat on 06-25-2012

I scored this fight for Vazquez also

Comment by EdMon917 on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;12278326]Yes [url]http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=401660&cat=judge[/url][/QUOTE] What a shame and crime to Boxing.

Comment by -FLIP- on 06-25-2012

I remember how Cameron Dunkin, Donaire's manager, was really pissed about that judge's scorecard for Donaire-Vazquez and how it was bad for boxing. He is also the manager of Bradley...and he supported that decision fully...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (39)
Top Headlines Dejan Zlaticanin: I Will Catch Mikey Garcia and Knock Him Out Brooklyn Boxing With a Big 2016, Bigger 2017 is Expected Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More Kid Galahad vs. Joseph Agbeko on Eubank-Quinlan PPV Card Dodson Offered Buglioni Title Shot; Would Land On Haye-Bellew Golden Boy Promotions, ESPN Announce Multi-Year TV Deal Callum Smith: If Dirrell is Next in Line For WBC Belt - Let's Do It! Richard Commey, Fredrick Lawson Back in Action on March 11 Michael Conlan on His Relationship With Conor McGregor Trainer: Charlo Should Fight Top 15 Middleweight, Become a Contender Hearn on Brook-Spence: Khan Worth 3 Times More, 3 Times Easier Thurman: Angel Garcia Wants the Limelight; Should Let Son Speak DeGale: Groves Should Drop WBA Shot, Fight Me For The IBF! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Showdown in Play For April 8 Callum Smith's Trainer is Not Buying Badou Jack's Weight Issues Haye, Bellew Could Lose Licenses if Further Violence, Says Hearn Dina Thorslund Wants Mikkel Kessler as a Number Boy Lara's Trainer: Canelo is Facing Chavez Jr. at 165, No GGG at 160? Manny Pacquiao is Stumped: I Don't Know Who Jeff Horn is? Gervonta Davis Vows: I Will Be That Next Pay-Per-View Star! Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals Marquez Gives Canelo The Clear Edge Over Much Bigger Chavez Jr. Thurman: My Power, Speed Will Rise Above Garcia's 'Swiftness' DeGale-Jack Drew an Average of 454,000 Viewers on Showtime Thurman Hopes He and Garcia Can Draw 8 Million Viewers on CBS Cuadras Warns: Chocolatito Was Afraid, Rungvisai Might KO Him! Rob Brant's Ring Return Moves on With Late Replacement Keith Thurman to Danny Garcia: You’re Getting Knocked Out Badou Jack Vacates WBC Title, Officially Moves Up To 175-Pounds Video: Angel Garcia Talks Keith Thurman Unification Video: Keith Thurman Breaks Down Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Photos: Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman - Tense Face To Face in NY Video: Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Sound Off on Keith Thurman Video: SHO's Espinoza Discusses Future Fights on Network, More DeGale: Mayweather Talks Rubbish, Has Big Ego, All About Him Eddie Hearn Discusses The Status of Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan Photos: Michael Conlan - New York City Presser For Pro Debut Jordan Thompson Inks Frank Warren Deal Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis Finalized For April 1 Showdown Groves' Trainer Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Status of Chudinov Fight
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement