Advertisement
Advertisement

Lazarte Suspended By The Argentine Boxing Federation

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

The president of the Argentine Boxing Federation has suspended former IBF light flyweight champion Luis Lazarte and apologized to Filipinos for the post-fight riot in Mar del Plata after Johnriel Casimero won the interim title with an 10th round TKO of Lazarte.

ABF president Osvaldo Bisbal informed the Manila Standard that the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Federation had “issued a preventive suspension to Lazarte.” Earlier, the International Boxing Federation banned Lazarte for life although the ban can only be effective in fights under the aegis of the IBF.

Bisbal said “the preventive suspension shall have effect unless Lazarte makes a declaration in a timely manner before this Court” which meant the Federation’s tribunal.

At the same time Bisbal sent a letter to the Games and Amusements Board in which he said “We are deeply sorry for all that happened to the Philippine delegation” which is a nation close to us and where we have several friends and feel deep fondness.”

Bisbal stated that they “energetically repudiate these types of violence” and blamed those he described as A few delinquent people who have stained Argentine boxing.”

At the same time the ABF president claimed the IBF had “ignored this institution in the approval of this bout dealing directly with the promoter.” He said they were “in a dilemma on whether to approve or not to approve the fight which was finally carried out by us for the simple fact of respect due to the Philippine delegation.”

Bisbal disclosed that they had started an investigation into the events that happened and will request the Argentine justice authorities to investigate the participants involved in the riot.

In conclusion Bisbal said he ”felt ashamed” and on behalf of Argentinian boxing and himself he extended his apologies to the Philippine delegation and to all Filipino citizens.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-22-2012

[QUOTE=Tamis_Siensya;11810692][B]This mofo last week was laughing off possible sanctions by the boxing governing bodies. Now a change of heart? :lol1:[/B][/QUOTE] Exactly. This guy is a scumbag and it's hard to believe he's sincere. If people around the boxing world weren't…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 02-22-2012

Banned until his next fight

Comment by Tamis! on 02-22-2012

[B]This mofo last week was laughing off possible sanctions by the boxing governing bodies. Now a change of heart? :lol1:[/B]

Comment by Hougigo on 02-22-2012

oh, but I thought he didn't do anything wrong? Lul

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Lara: I Want Golovkin Next, He Would Solidify My Legacy! WBC Prez Wants Canelo Hate To Stop, Plans To Give High Ranking Video: Martin Murray Confident of Taking Down George Groves Video: George Groves on DeGale vs. Jack, Haye, Facing Murray Dorticos Already Back In Gym After FOTY Win Over Kalenga Lara-Martirosyan II Leads Second-Most Watched '16 SHO Telecast Video: George Groves, Martin Murray Go Face To Face Ricky Burns Focused on History, Becoming 3 Weight Champ Jorge Linares Inks New Pact With Golden Boy Video: Martin Murray Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Rift George Groves: I'm Looking To Take Martin Murray Out! Video: Dillian Whyte on PEDs in Boxing, Joshua-Breazeale, More Dillian Whyte Wants Two Tuneups, Then More Experienced Foes Rances Barthelemy, Mickey Bey Discuss Training Camp, More Eubank Offers To Give British Title To Blackwell, Hennessy Reacts Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed Harmonito Dela Torre Ready To Impress in His U.S. Debut Washington is Helping Breazeale, Warns That Joshua is in Tough Photos: Mike Tyson Hits China For Ruenroeng-Casimero II Paul Butler: We're On The Brink of World Title Shot, This is Massive Stephen Smith: I Belong at World Level, I Want Another Title Shot Golovkin's Coach Expects Amir Khan To Rebound Very Well Hearn: Haye Not on Anthony Joshua's Radar For Next Three Fights Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel Gabe Rosado To Face Antonio Gutierrez on June 4 at StubHub Abril-Belmontes, Foreman-Davis Doubleheader on June 3 Golovkin's Promoter Hits Back at Mayweather's Trash Talk Shane Mosley-David Avanesyan Full Card Set Down
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement