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Tomas Rojas' Set Return Finally Approved By The WBC

by Miguel Rivera

The World Boxing Council has finally approved the return of former flyweight champion Tomas "Gusano" Rojas (37-13-1, 25KOs), who faces Julio Zarate (28-5-2, 17KOs) this Saturday night in Tijuana, Mexico.

Earlier this year, the sanctioning body issued a worldwide suspension on Rojas, because the boxer claimed that he accepted money to take a dive in his six-round TKO loss to Jorge Arce in September 2007 in Las Vegas.

The World Boxing Council ordered Rojas to appear at their headquarters to explain his comments on the Arce fight - since both fighters were competing that night for a WBC regional title. After Rojas refused to appear, the WBC issued the worldwide ban.

However, Rojas finally met with the sanctioning body and explained his comments regarding the Arce fight. After a taking an internal votes, the WBC found no evidence that Rojas took a dive and lifted his ban.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by garfios on 03-01-2012

I think this guy said he took a dive against Arce, well the WBC is been known for cheaters with his president being the #1...

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-01-2012

good move & as 4 the 7k he was to have taken that was really not enough to dive considering the opponent...

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