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Fuentes Asks WBC To Review Knockout Loss To Daigo Higa

Former world champion Moises Fuentes arrived at THE WBC "Tuesday Coffee Conference" in a stirred up mood, as he requested a thorough review of his first round loss to WBC flyweight champion, Daigo Higa.

Higa successfully defended his title by knocking out the Mexican veteran in the first.

Unhappy and especially disappointed, Moises stressed that in his opinion the referee's decision to stop the fight was a mistake, as he claims he was fit and fine to continue. He says he got up at the count of eight and was ready to continue.

"I stand before you with my head high, I know that the main opportunities occur a few times in life and that's why I prepared myself a hundred percent," Fuentes said.

"I knew that Higa is a very difficult champion, who has a lot of skill and power, but I trained for that. I accept that Higa hit me hard, I also know I was able to continue. Today I am here to formalize my disagreement and to ask for a review of the fight."

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman says that he will ask for the report of both the referee and the supervisor and that he himself will scrutinize this case.

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IN OTHER NEWS: The president of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaimán, raised his voice stating that the internal problems between the International Olympic Committee and AIBA are putting boxing at risk.

After attending a boxing congress in Sochi, Russia, it was commented that AIBA wants to take this sport out of the Olympic Games due to their por administration of the Last years.

Given this situation, the top leader showed genuine concern because first and as he said, boxing has been a sport that has always been in the Olympic Games and is also the platform for athletes across the country to achieve Olympic glory.

"We can not allow other people's situations to end with a historic sport at the Olympic Games, everyone who loves sports should raise their voices for boxing, today the WBC takes action against this possible risk and launches the campaign: "Yes, to boxing in the Olympics."

"We want everyone to participate and sign this initiative, we must unite and make a common front. Today, for example, I had the opportunity to talk with Lennox Lewis, who categorically disqualifies this proposal from AIBA.

"We are the voice of boxing and it is our responsibility to defend the right to participate in the Olympic Games."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SceneBoxer on 02-08-2018

Fuentes was up at 9 but he was badly hurt. Ref made the right decision to waive off the fight I think.

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-08-2018

About the 2:50 Mark for those that haven't seen it. Make your own mind up. Probably Fuetes was able to continue, although, obviously hurt, but by spitting out his mouthoiece and therefore…

Comment by Tatabanya on 02-08-2018

Fuentes didn't have Joe Goossen telling him "you better f*cking get inside off him now!" after he spat the mouthpiece, otherwise he would have kayoed Higa for sure :D

Comment by Strategic1 on 02-08-2018

If I remember correctly , he spit out his mouthpiece and got up at the count of 9. Ref was correct. Fight was over; he shouldn't get more time to put back his mouthpiece. Stall tactics for him to recover.…

Comment by sweeterscience on 02-08-2018

Though the stoppage may have been a bit quick, Fuentes was hurt. We have all seen this dog-and-pony show of protests after first round TKO's a thousand times. It never gets overturned. The only path to a no contest is…

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