Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Koncz: No Mayol or Mepranum For Tyson Marquez Bout

By Rick Reeno

Michael Koncz, the manager for Filipino boxers Rodel Mayol (30-5-2, 22KOs) and Richie Mepranum (25-2-1, 5KOs), has advised BoxingScene.com that neither fighter is going to face WBA flyweight champion Hernan "Tyson" Marquez (32-2, 25KOs) later tonight at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora. Mayol was scheduled to fight Marquez in the main event.

As BoxingScene reported on Friday, Koncz pulled Mayol after a controversial afternoon weigh-in, where Marquez stepped on the scale four times in a span of 2 to 3 minutes. Marquez was two pounds over on his initial attempt. The champion, fully undressed, made two more attempts to make weight, and both times he was over the limit of 112-pounds.

Finally, on his fourth attempt to make weight, he allegedly came in at 112. But Koncz doesn't believe the champion actually made weight. He tells BoxingScene that Marquez's feet were hanging halfway off the front of the scale, his towel was pulling on the scale and members of the Marquez team were touching the fighter as he was weighing in. Koncz is also wondering how Marquez managed to make two pounds vanish in span of 2 to 3 minutes.

"This all transpired in two and a half to three minutes. I complained to the WBA's guy, that there were too many guys on the stage and the towel was pulling on the scale and there were guys behind him touching him and stuff. I talked to the commission, I wanted everyone off [the stage]. Bring back the fighter plus two and have him make weight. They said 'its too late, he already drank water. I said 'what the f*** did you let him drink water when we have a controversy going on.' So I said the hell with it and said 'we're leaving' and we left,' Koncz told BoxingScene.com on Saturday.

Zanfer Promotions, who handle Marquez, came back to Koncz on Saturday and tried to secure Richie Mepranum in place of Mayol. Mepranum is scheduled to fight on the undercard. Obviously Zanfer wants to avoid the likely possibility of issuing refunds to numerous fans who were expecting to witness a title fight.  

Mepranum wants the fight, but Koncz - fearful for his fighter's safety - will not approve the match.

"I'm not authorizing that. How can I authorize that with a clear conscience and a clear heart - to take one fighter out and throw another one in. I hate to depriver fighters of opportunites but I can't do that with a clear heart and a clear mind. That's what they asked about and the fighter is willing to do it, but I'm sitting here with [Mepranum] right now and I'm explaining to him that I just can't do it," Koncz said.

"Rick, the issue here, is if they would have come to us from the start and said 'we have a weight issue here' - he would have then went to the scale and if he [Marquez] was over a pound or two, then you go and try to lose it and I would send one of my guys [with Marquez] to make sure that you're working and not just sitting in the room, that you're making an honest effort to lose the weight. If he was than a quarter of a pound or a pound [over the limit], then we would have worked something out. They didn't do that. They just tried to insult our intelligence and we really don't know what the real weight was."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by punchville on 03-27-2012

[QUOTE=CaRnAgEViOLaToR;11942277]Mayol losses almost all title fights lol...dunno how Mayol keeps getting title shots[/QUOTE] maybe you dont know who mayol is , or what he is capable of.. you just boxrec him and " oh he lost all those.. the guy…

Comment by CaRnAgEViOLaToR on 03-27-2012

Mayol losses almost all title fights lol...dunno how Mayol keeps getting title shots

Comment by jjronda on 03-27-2012

[QUOTE=MrPlow;11929366]Who the hell is Mayol? another Bautista? what happened to bautista btw? oh yeah, ko'd by Mickey Garcia. Don't forget all the fowls and cheating tactics his team tried to use.losening the tape off bautistas gloves to buy time lol.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by piojo del norte on 03-25-2012

To our boxing heroes? You tell me what have you done to Salvador Sanchez, Ricardo Lopez, Julio cesar Chavez??? What have you done I still do not understand. But Marquez schooled your only hero. [QUOTE=presnoeb;11929620]Don't belittle Filipinos, you know what…

Comment by presnoeb on 03-25-2012

Don't belittle Filipinos, you know what we have done to your heroes. On Grammar, I don't think you're much better than a hoodlum...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (41)
Top Headlines Sugar Ray: Spence Must Use Tactics I Did With Hagler To Beat Brook Amir Khan: Very Few Fighters Can Fill Wembley - I'm One of Them! Beltran: I Should No Problem Getting Green Card After That KO Gary Russell Jr. - If No Unification Next, I Plan To Move Up Thurman: Hard To Be Confident in Brook, He Hasn't Proved It at 147 Berchelt: Miura a True Warrior, Confident I'll Leave With My Belt Juan Manuel Marquez Return Still in Play For July, Says Nacho Team Uzcategui Will Push For No-Contest, Dirrell Rematch Order Ryota Murata Feeling Good About Career Despite Shocking Loss Brook: No Issues With Weight, Close To 147 For Spence Defense ABC Calls For Ban of Dirrell's Trainer Due To Post-Fight Assault Promoter: David Benavidez Will Roll Over Everyone Shelly Vincent Tops Broadway Boxing Card, June 3 Mayweather on Canelo-GGG: May, September Are My Dates Video: Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua Come Together in UK Michael Walsh Eyes Comeback, Set To Return On June 2 Ian Tims vs. Luke Watkins For Vacant Irish Belt, June 10 In Belfast Joshua: Mayweather-McGregor is Bigger With Me on Undercard Adrien Broner To Spend Three Days in Jail For Contempt Charge Groves Admits a Loss To Chudinov Could Be End of His Career Duva: Barrera Was Right on Beterbiev, Smith Deal Easy To Make Agitated Arum: HBO, Showtime Don’t Own the Boxing Business! Mayweather Confident He Would School Golovkin in 'Easy' Fight Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update Frankie Gavin To Return, June 3 In Scotland Brook vs. Spence: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russell Henshaw Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko, Mayweather, Future, More Brook: After Beating Spence, I Want Thurman Unification Next! Coldwell Hopes Lewis Taylor Shocks Jamie Cox on Brook-Spence Amir Khan Not Happy With WBC's Decision, May Target Peterson Why Do Boxing Robberies Continue To Happen? Video: Shakur Stevenson Talks About Second Pro Fight, Future Deontay Wilder Hopes Joseph Parker Fight Can Come Together Mayweather Expects Davis To Be a Star, Spence To Beat Brook Abel Sanchez: I'd Hate To See Mayweather Get '50' With McGregor Video: Ray Beltran Talks Big Win, Getting His Green Card Crawford: Pacquiao is The Only Fight We're Really Looking For BJ Flores Ready To Step in For Shannon Briggs and Face Oquendo Mayweather: No Rush To Make Davis-Lomachenko Unification Video: Bob Arum, Terence Crawford Post-Fight Interview
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement