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 Last update:  4/18/2011       Read more by Rey Colon         
   
Rivera Claims Juanma Ref "Bet Against Him" in Past Bout
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By Rey Colon

In what is growing to be a very controversial situation, the president of the Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico, Dommys Delgado Berty, confirms that she received a verbal complaint, two days before Saturday's shocking upset, regarding the appointment of referee Roberto Ramirez

Mexico's Orlando Salido stopped Juan Manuel Lopez in the eight round of their Bayamon clash - after Ramirez called a halt to the action. Ramirez felt Juanma was taking too much punishment, but local fans disagreed as the Puerto Rican boxer was still punching back and they pelted the ring with various objects after the fight was stopped.

Peter Rivera of Puerto Rico Best Boxing, who co-promotes Juanma with Top Rank, called Berty last Thursday and told her that he was advised that the referee, Ramirez, had "wagered against Juanma" in his past title bout with Daniel Ponce De Leon. She told Rivera that unless he was able to obtain hard evidence, she couldn't proceed with any type of action.

"The only call that I had regarding the referee was from Peter Rivera, two days before the fight, indicating to me that someone had told him that [Ramirez] had wagered on a fight between Juanma and Daniel Ponce De Leon. I told him that it was a very delicate matter and I could not proceed based on something verbal. I told him to send a complaint, but even on the day of the fight, and as of today, it never arrived in the hands of the commission. If it would have arrived, we would had handled it," Berty said.

Tags: Juan Manuel Lopez , Orlando Salido , Lopez-Salido , Lopez vs Salido


 

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comment by boricuajr23, on 04-20-2011
[QUOTE=Toltec77]My brother dont pay no mind to the fullish talk. Im mexican and have lots of repect and love for p.rican. every one has their day in the ring, no one is better. just sometimes a person has your number down. styles make fights and their are fighters that just know how to fight a ce...

comment by Toltec77, on 04-19-2011
[QUOTE=boricuajr23]Im not talking about what country has done more, im talking about your so call claim that mexico owns puerto rico in the ring. That is what this discussion is about. I have mad respect for you guys as people and in this sport but saying Mexico owns Puerto Rico in the ring is cr...

comment by BTL, on 04-19-2011
Ricans are looking real salty... The future of rican boxing is not looking to great.

comment by bojangles1987, on 04-19-2011
The ref did the right thing. This shouldn't be a controversy.

comment by lopez36, on 04-19-2011
[QUOTE=BorderPatrol]This guy Theodessay is a new fan of the sport... He is repeating simple one liners that he thinks are ground-shaking facts. I already put his ass on ignore once and am tempted to do it again. He is that irrelevant.[/QUOTE] joto,tito lost too and you know it,,when oscar boxe...

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