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Luis Franco Split Defeat is Causing High Controversy

By Jhonny Gonzalez

There is a lot of controversy over Luis Franco's split decision loss to Mauricio Munoz from Saturday night in Argentina. The two boxers met in a final IBF featherweight eliminator in San Juan, Argentina. Franco (11-1, 7 KOs) took a big risk in facing Munoz  (26-3, 12 KOs) in his backyard.

Franco controlled the majority of the contest, with Munoz coming on in the late rounds. There wasn't much action and the pace was slow. All three judges were from the United States. Two scored it for Munoz - 115-114 and 115-113, and the third had Franco winning 118-110. A ringside reporter for BoxingScene's sister site, Notifight.com, scored it 117-114 for Franco.

Munoz now becomes the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Billy Dib of Australia.

Sources in Cuba are expecting Franco's camp to file an appeal for an immediate rematch.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Godsfly on 10-16-2012

i had Munoz winning..........but the fight was very close. who ever claims robbery I have no words............. i wonder where franco goes after this? many wanted him to fight gary russell jr...........

Comment by dan_cov on 10-16-2012

I have not seen the fight but I have to say the judges scorecards vary a lot. I'll have to go watch it though there is always controversy with Luis Franco & I won't at all be surprised if it…

Comment by damit305 on 10-16-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12609365]The kind of fight you just described is hard to score. It's also the kind that often goes to the hometown kid. Franco had the guts to go into unknown territory; he should've known you can't rely on the judging.…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 10-16-2012

[QUOTE=damit305;12609195]Just finished watching it on YT. I enjoyed it. This is one of those fights you hate to judge as almost all rounds were swing rds. Franco was more effective when he opened up but Munoz was extremely busy and…

Comment by damit305 on 10-15-2012

[QUOTE=PBP;12608044]Thank goodness for YouTube. I'll maybe check it out if I get a chance.[/QUOTE] Just finished watching it on YT. I enjoyed it. This is one of those fights you hate to judge as almost all rounds were swing rds.…

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