Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Show Goes On For Sanabria Despite Promoter’s Efforts

By Jake Donovan

Contrary to previous reports, Alejandro Sanabria did in fact fight – and win – on Saturday night.

Rumors circulated by local promoter Hector Garcia suggested that Sanabria’s WBC-sanctioned lightweight bout with Balweg Bangoyan was pulled from Saturday’s show in Los Cabos, Mexico. There was concern over Sanabria’s promoter – Promociones del Pueblo – not following the proper procedures to have the fight sanctioned for the title intended to be at stake.

“The company that represents him did not send a request to the WBC to sanction the fight,” Garcia informed Miguel Rivera of Boxingscene.com earlier Saturday. “Every time a title associated with the organization is being used, they must be notified.”

The WBC complained about not being notified of the title bout, which caused Garcia to hit the panic button and claim the bout would be scrapped altogether.

Sanabria apparently never received the memo, as he entered the ring at Gimnasio Auditorio and went on to take a 10-round decision over Bangoyan.

Sanctioning would’ve been huge, especially in light of what took place elsewhere in Mexico on the evening. Leading contender Jorge Linares was in line for a July 7 rematch with Antonio DeMarco, but failed to live up to his end of the bargain as the Venezuelan suffered a second-round stoppage in a massive upset at the hands of local (Cancun) fringe contender Sergio Thompson.

With Linares’ loss, proper sanctioning would’ve guaranteed Sanabria a mandatory title shot against DeMarco perhaps later this summer. A title fight still remains well within his sights, but will have to climb a little more towards that goal.

For now, just fighting was the primary concern. What the fight leads to is something for his handlers to worry about at the negotiating table.

“Hector Garcia is the local promoter (of the show) but we are the promoters,” stated Oswaldo Kuchle of Promociones del Pueblo. “It’s our TV date (Televisa) and we have all sponsorship. So even though Garcia tried to scratch bout, it was impossible. Sanabria won and now is focusing on a world title shot.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter:@JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-01-2012

promoter/manager just screwed their guy 4 a title shot but I bet they took their cut from his purse last night...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement