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Sulaiman Praises WBC Judges in Diaz-Aoh Title Fight

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

World Boxing Council president Don Jose Sulaiman has praised the three judges who officiated in the WBC super featherweight title fight in which Mexico's Gamaliel Diaz upset defending champion Takahiro Aoh of Japan at the Tokyo International Forum on October 27.

The three judges were Steve Morrow who scored the fight for Diez 115-111, Glen Rice Crocker who had the Mexican winning 114-112 and Thailand's Anek Hongtongkam whi turned in the same score, also for Diez, giving the Mexican challenger a well-deserved victory  over a bloodied Ao..

Sulaiman said "Diaz's victory in a foreign country shows the impartiality of the WBC judges around the world."

By all accounts it was an outstanding title fight that kept fight fans on the edge of their seats throughout the twelve round battle.

Sulaiman commended Diaz and said he "achieved a great deed in becoming world champion in Japan."

The WBC president has consistently sought to get local US Commissions, especially the Nevada State Athletic Commission, to allow a fight sanctioning body like the WBC to name the officials for title fights but to no avail.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by okrick on 11-03-2012

Boschiero was robbed against Ao a year ago and Sulaiman said nothing. And Hongtongkam was judge. But Boschiero isn't from WBC's country.

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-03-2012

I give WBC credit in this...ALL boxing comissions should go the route of neutral offficals in championships, judges & ref are dealing w/the careeers of both boxers...consistentcy is paramount, not the wide range of scores often seen in NV &…

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