World Boxing Association President Gilberto Mendoza is considering the scenario of ordering a rematch between Rolando Romero (12-0, 10 KOs) and Jackson Marinez (19-1, 7 KOs).
The two boxers collided for the interim-WBA lightweight title on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, with a controversial ending that rubbed fans the wrong way.
While there were many who saw Marinez as the winner, it was Romero who walked away with a twelve round unanimous decision win with scores of 115-113, 116-112 and 118-110.
Mendoza has spoken with both teams about the outcome and the possibility of staging a rematch.
“I just spoke with both teams and we are going to study the possibility of a rematch," said Mendoza.
Before the fight took place, Romero had predicted a victory with a brutal knockout.
The boxing ability of Marinez kept the power of Romero at bay. He was unable to get off with many flush shots, as Marinez used his legs to move around while throwing a sharp jab. Romero was chasing him around and at times was able to connect, but Marinez showed off a solid chin to take those punches.
Marinez felt he should have been the winner and intends to contest the outcome, hoping for a rematch to get ordered.
“That was pure robbery,” Marínez said. “I won the fight. I out-jabbed, out-boxed him. You could tell he didn’t think he won the fight right afterwards. It’s a robbery.”