Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

WBA Prez: Peterson Has Ten Days To Appeal Khan Ruling

By Phil D. Jay

World Boxing Assocaition vice president Gilberto Mendoza has told WBN that Lamont Peterson has ten days to appeal the organisation’s recent decision to hand Amir Khan an immediate rematch with the IBF and WBA light-welterweight champion.

Peterson, 27, thought he had become the unified champion with a straightforward split decision point’s victory over the Briton in Washington, but the WBA have now reviewed evidence of alleged scorecard tampering and illegal points deductions handed to them by Team Khan and have ordered a return.

“It was ruled a direct rematch,” Mendoza told World Boxing News.

“The decision was merely based on true facts and fairness oriented. There is no doubt that the fight was competitive and had controversial calls, but given that, "neutrality" is not guaranteed for pre-emption of local commissions rules over sanctioning bodies and the chances of reducing it are far from our intentions.

“Perhaps experienced judges and referees may increase the odds of minimizing controversy in championship matches.

On the WBA final decision, Mendoza stated: “The facts weighed on the decision which the official’s committee report favoured Khan and also included American judges who ruled in his favour.”

There will now be a period of appeal for Peterson, which will coincide with an IBF hearing to be heard on January 18th, into the interference of Mustafa Ameen, who was ringside and in proximity of the scorecards when not assigned to the fight.

“I can confirm that Peterson has ten days in which to appeal the decision by the WBA,” added Mendoza.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Soundtraveler on 01-15-2012

[QUOTE=lfc19titles;11667180]some pathetic posts in this thread Despite clear evidence of cheating in favour of peterson, you haters just keep on hating the victim. If you allow peterson to come in with his head and fight on the inside then you…

Comment by Prince Mongo on 01-15-2012

[QUOTE=Fix;11669972]lets hope justice is served and that rematch happens.. the first fight was clearly a corruption-riddled affair.. in fact it's one of the worst cases of outward corruption that the boxing world has seen for a long time.. washington should…

Comment by deejd on 01-15-2012

LP is going to beat this kid up even more this time around. The constant pushing is the only reason why guy didn't get the Linares treatment.

Comment by deejd on 01-15-2012

[QUOTE=Leohappy;11665857]please tell me is this some kind of joke????[/QUOTE] It would've been a terrible one if so.

Comment by EdMon917 on 01-15-2012

A rematch would be wanted by GBP and fans anyways. Let's get it done.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8 Photos: Nonito Doniare, Jessie Magdaleno - Go Face To Face Tyson Fury Will Be Back, Getting Help - Says Trainer Peter Fury Braehmer Will Have His Eye on Kovalev vs. Ward Winner Oscar Valdez Vows To Put on a Show on Pacquiao vs. Vargas Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Deal in Place, Nov. 26 Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1 Danny Garcia's Handlers Tried To Secure Eggington, Says Hearn Jamie Cox Feels He Would Topple DeGale, Jack, Ramirez, De Carolis Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington - Face To Face at Presser Klitschko vs. Joshua Getting Close as Both Sides Wait For Rulings
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement