Koncz: No Mayol or Mepranum For Tyson Marquez Bout

By Rick Reeno

Michael Koncz, the manager for Filipino boxers Rodel Mayol (30-5-2, 22KOs) and Richie Mepranum (25-2-1, 5KOs), has advised that neither fighter is going to face WBA flyweight champion Hernan "Tyson" Marquez (32-2, 25KOs) later tonight at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora. Mayol was scheduled to fight Marquez in the main event.

As BoxingScene reported on Friday, Koncz pulled Mayol after a controversial afternoon weigh-in, where Marquez stepped on the scale four times in a span of 2 to 3 minutes. Marquez was two pounds over on his initial attempt. The champion, fully undressed, made two more attempts to make weight, and both times he was over the limit of 112-pounds.

Finally, on his fourth attempt to make weight, he allegedly came in at 112. But Koncz doesn't believe the champion actually made weight. He tells BoxingScene that Marquez's feet were hanging halfway off the front of the scale, his towel was pulling on the scale and members of the Marquez team were touching the fighter as he was weighing in. Koncz is also wondering how Marquez managed to make two pounds vanish in span of 2 to 3 minutes.

"This all transpired in two and a half to three minutes. I complained to the WBA's guy, that there were too many guys on the stage and the towel was pulling on the scale and there were guys behind him touching him and stuff. I talked to the commission, I wanted everyone off [the stage]. Bring back the fighter plus two and have him make weight. They said 'its too late, he already drank water. I said 'what the f*** did you let him drink water when we have a controversy going on.' So I said the hell with it and said 'we're leaving' and we left,' Koncz told on Saturday.

Zanfer Promotions, who handle Marquez, came back to Koncz on Saturday and tried to secure Richie Mepranum in place of Mayol. Mepranum is scheduled to fight on the undercard. Obviously Zanfer wants to avoid the likely possibility of issuing refunds to numerous fans who were expecting to witness a title fight.  

Mepranum wants the fight, but Koncz - fearful for his fighter's safety - will not approve the match.

"I'm not authorizing that. How can I authorize that with a clear conscience and a clear heart - to take one fighter out and throw another one in. I hate to depriver fighters of opportunites but I can't do that with a clear heart and a clear mind. That's what they asked about and the fighter is willing to do it, but I'm sitting here with [Mepranum] right now and I'm explaining to him that I just can't do it," Koncz said.

"Rick, the issue here, is if they would have come to us from the start and said 'we have a weight issue here' - he would have then went to the scale and if he [Marquez] was over a pound or two, then you go and try to lose it and I would send one of my guys [with Marquez] to make sure that you're working and not just sitting in the room, that you're making an honest effort to lose the weight. If he was than a quarter of a pound or a pound [over the limit], then we would have worked something out. They didn't do that. They just tried to insult our intelligence and we really don't know what the real weight was."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by punchville on 03-27-2012

[QUOTE=CaRnAgEViOLaToR;11942277]Mayol losses almost all title fights lol...dunno how Mayol keeps getting title shots[/QUOTE] maybe you dont know who mayol is , or what he is capable of.. you just boxrec him and " oh he lost all those.. the guy…

Comment by CaRnAgEViOLaToR on 03-27-2012

Mayol losses almost all title fights lol...dunno how Mayol keeps getting title shots

Comment by jjronda on 03-27-2012

[QUOTE=MrPlow;11929366]Who the hell is Mayol? another Bautista? what happened to bautista btw? oh yeah, ko'd by Mickey Garcia. Don't forget all the fowls and cheating tactics his team tried to use.losening the tape off bautistas gloves to buy time lol.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by piojo del norte on 03-25-2012

To our boxing heroes? You tell me what have you done to Salvador Sanchez, Ricardo Lopez, Julio cesar Chavez??? What have you done I still do not understand. But Marquez schooled your only hero. [QUOTE=presnoeb;11929620]Don't belittle Filipinos, you know what…

Comment by presnoeb on 03-25-2012

Don't belittle Filipinos, you know what we have done to your heroes. On Grammar, I don't think you're much better than a hoodlum...

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