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Casimero-Lazarte Post Riot Will Be Probed By The IBF

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation Championship Committee chairman Lindsey Tucker is waiting for the report of IBF supervisor Anibal Miramontes on the ugly riot that broke out after Filipino Johnriel Casimero won the light flyweight interim title with a 10th-round technical knockout of former champion Luis Lazarte at Estadio Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday.

Tucker said international promoter and matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz, who is a partner of Casimero’s promoter Sammy Gello-ani, called him regarding the incident but gave no details of their conversation.

“Don’t blame the IBF if some drunk fans started a riot and injured Casimero, his camp and the IBF officials,” Tucker told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard.

Asked whether the IBF would hold the Argentine Commission responsible in any way, Tucker said: “The only one that is licensed with the IBF is the promoter (Osvaldo Rivero). I don’t even know if he started the riot, participated in the riot or tried to stop the riot.”

The IBF executive promised that after the IBF receives all the facts, “we will speak with our lawyer and the board of directors.”

At the same time, Tucker said that the IBF champion is Ulises Solis, whose mandatory defense was due on or before Jan. 31, 2012. However, Tucker said they were told that Solis’ jaw was broken in two places by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by blockthiscrap on 02-12-2012

What an absolutely ridiculous response by Tucker. While you can't be held responsible for "some drunk fans causing a riot", your organization is ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone involved. There is a perception in the boxing community…

Comment by LEATHERF8CE on 02-12-2012

what a disgrace

Comment by Pinoy4ever on 02-12-2012

This is why boxing fuuucked . They will do everything to hide this **** and forget about it. Argentina should NEVER held a international title fight again after this.

Comment by FistO on 02-12-2012

With the way Tucker is answering, this incident is going to be swept under the rug. But to me, it looks like Argentina though isn't going to see any title fights anytime soon.

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