Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sulaiman Responds To Critics on Adrian Hernandez Defense

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

World Boxing Council president Don Jose Sulaiman has bucked criticism about the title defense of WBC junior flyweight champion Adrian “Confesor”  Hernandez against Panama’s Dirceu Cabarca and said it was “a very good fight.”

Sulaiman was responding to boxing writer Ron Jackson who, in a pre-fight  article on Super Sport in South Africa,  said the 27 year old Cabarca was ranked  No. 21 by the WBC and  “questions should be asked about the sanctioning of the fight.”

Jackson noted that Cabarca “had never been beyond eight rounds and had fought outside Panama only once.”

However, the challenger went the distance although he lost by a lopsided margin in Toluca, Mexico with all three judges scoring the fight for Hernandez who was in command throughout.

The scores were Chris Tellez 118-110,  Burt Clements 118-108 and Michael Tate 119-112. The referee was Gary Ritter.

Hernandez sustained cuts over his left eye and the bridge of his nose as a result of head-butts but was never in danger.

Sulaiman claimed Hernandez “had problems with the speed” of Cabarca, adding “it was an entertaining and absolutely not a one-sided fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by komandante on 01-14-2013

Sulaiman is a liar and will always be..If he did not retire he should be kicked out of WBC.

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-14-2013

apparently the 3 judges, by the scores, were looking at different bouts...Tate must have had 2 or 3 rounds even...mayb not the best officials?....

Comment by Hougigo on 01-14-2013

Why didn't they just place him in their top 15 like they always do? Now they're making it wayyyy to obvious they're corrupt... like they really don't give a [B]s[/B]hit anymore

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 01-14-2013

And Sulaiman ducks the Cuello incident and focuses on this. Stay classy WBC!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Saunders vs. Golovkin is The Preferred Fight, Says Warren Hall Vows To Take Out Butler, Then Wants McDonnell Conlan: Golovkin is Sliding, I Don't Think He Wins Canelo Rematch Golden Boy Prez: Canelo Can Improve, Golovkin Can't Get Better! Wilder to Ortiz: Don't F*** Up Our Fight By Using PEDs Again! Joseph Parker Views Fury Bout as First Step in Big Overseas Run Mikey Garcia Serious: I'd Go To 154 For Miguel Cotto in December Photos: Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell Come Together at Workouts News: Michael Dutchover, Josh Crespo, Dennis Hobson, More Conor McGregor May Help in Push To Extend Ali Act To MMA Wilder: I Don't Want to Hear Luis Ortiz Is Old After I Beat Him Arum Eyes Crawford-Horn, Pacquiao Rejects Rematch in Australia Video: Deontay Wilder Discusses Luis Ortiz Clash Photos: Dorticos, Kudryashov - Face To Face at Final WBSS Presser Lipinets-Kondo IBF 140-Pound Title Fight on Wilder-Ortiz Card Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Oscar Valdez, Genesis Servania - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz - NY Press Conference Roach: I Had Golovkin Win By 2, Tough To Beat Canelo in The U.S. UKAD Responds To Tyson Fury Over Claims on Delaying Ruling News: Ivan Dychko, Nico Hernandez, Ruben Villa, More Wilder: Luis Ortiz is The Boogeyman - He's Getting Knocked Out! Josh Taylor vs. Miguel Vazquez on November 11 in Edinburgh Tony Bellew Tells David Haye on Rematch: I Oblige You! LIVE STREAM: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz - NY Press Conference Dereck Chisora Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jake LaMotta, The Raging Bull, Passes Away at 95 Bellew Warns That He May End David Haye in First 10 Seconds Sergey Kovalev: I'm Not Broken Mentally From TKO Loss to Ward Golovkin's Trainer Explains Lack of Body Work Against Canelo Daniel Jacobs: If Canelo Got a Draw - Then I Beat Golovkin! Corcoran: When I beat Jeff Horn, I'll face Bradley Skeete no problem Hughie Fury Vows To Stop Parker After Canelo-Golovkin Scoring Conor Benn Pumped To Return on Crolla vs. Burns Card Ingle Very Pleased With Billy Joe Saunders' Win Over Monroe Lolenga Mock Gets New Foe, Manny Siaca Forced To Withdraw Sanchez on Canelo: I Thought He Don't F*** Around? He Ran! Donaire Had Flashbacks Over Canelo-Golovkin Scoring By Byrd Jesse Hart: I've Been Waiting Patiently To Become a Superstar Mario Barrios Stops Naim Nelson in Seven Rounds
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement