Philippines, 05 Feb 2023
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Robbery in Monterrey


PhilBoxing.com




Zamboanga del Norte's Rene Mark Cuarto would’ve retained the IBF minimumweight title instead of losing it to hometowner Daniel Valladares on a disputed split 12-round decision in Monterrey, Mexico, last Friday night (Saturday morning, Manila time) if only Arizona referee Wes Melton ruled a knockdown in the eighth round and didn’t deduct a point for a questionable violation of delaying the fight to fix loose tape on the Filipino’s glove.
Here’s how the judges scored it. Filipino Jonathan Davis, who’s based in California, saw it 116-111 for Valladares. He awarded four rounds to Cuarto, including the eighth. Another Californian Daniel Sandoval tallied 114-113 for Cuarto, giving him seven rounds. Joel Elizondo, a Texan, had it 116-112 for Valladares and scored the eighth round for the Mexican. Believe it or not, the three judges concurred in giving only one round for Cuarto and three for Valladares, indicating a strange disparity in scoring.

It appeared that Cuarto scored a knockdown in the eighth round. Cuarto said a left uppercut dropped Valladares and saw it from close range. Cuarto’s trainer Nonoy Neri said it was a combination capped by the uppercut that sent Valladares down. MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons, watching at ringside, said it was a clear knockdown. But Melton ruled it a slip. That took away what would’ve been a 10-8 round for Cuarto. Curiously, Elizondo scored it 10-9 for Valladares while the two other judges had it 10-9 for Cuarto. Then, in the 10th round, Melton slapped a point deduction on Cuarto after leading him to his corner to fix loose tape on the third occasion. Gibbons said it wasn’t Cuarto’s fault that the temperature inside the arena was over 100 degrees, making the tape moist and loose. In over 30 years of involvement in boxing, Gibbons said it was the first time he witnessed a point deduction on a fighter for fixing loose tape on his glove. In the official scorecard, it was noted that Melton “discounted a point on Cuarto due to bandages falling off too many times.”

If a knockdown was called, Elizondo would’ve scored the eighth round 10-8 for Cuarto and not 10-9 for Valladares. If Melton hadn’t deducted a point, Elizondo’s scorecard would’ve been 114-114. In that eventuality, only Davis scored it for Valladares meaning Cuarto would’ve retained the crown by a split draw.

In the fourth round, Valladares suffered cuts over both eyes and on his scalp. An accidental headbutt caused a gash over the right eye and another, the scalp wound. Neri said a punch opened a nasty cut over the left eye. Melton gave no indication if the ugly cut was inflicted by a butt so the assumption was it was caused by a blow. Twice, Melton called the ringside physician to examine Valladares’ cut. If the doctor recommended a stoppage and Melton waved it off, Cuarto would’ve won by a TKO. Although blood flowed profusely from the cut and the doctor appeared close to suggesting a halt, Melton stood his ground. The fight wouldn’t be stopped so it could go to the scorecards with the judges taking care of the verdict.

Gibbons said the ringside physician did a good job of treating Valladares’ cut. “The doctor worked on the cut and cleaned it better than any cutman could’ve,” said Gibbons. “Once, the referee didn’t ask the doctor to come up but he went on his own. I will email IBF president Daryl Peoples. The referee blew the knockdown and the point deduction for the loose tape was ridiculous.” Gibbons said he’ll exercise the option in Cuarto’s fight contract and arrange a rematch, surely not in Mexico. Cuarto won’t be robbed a second time.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Joaquin Henson.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Phoobadin, Yuttapong Retain WBA Asia Belts in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 05 Feb 2023
  • Split-T Management's John Bauza Takes on Richardson Hitchins in Grudge Match at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
    , Sun, 05 Feb 2023
  • Reyes, Talaboc win in 4th National Executive Chess Championship North Luzon Leg
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 05 Feb 2023
  • Off The Deck: Emanuel Navarrete Stops Liam Wilson in 9 Brutal Rounds to Win WBO Junior Lightweight World Title
    , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • Juan Manuel and Chiquita Gonzalez Co-Promoting Wednesday in MX City
    , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • THREE POLISH PLAYERS LEAD FINAL 16 REMAIN AT WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
    , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • SNIPS AND SNIPES 3 February 2023: IBF Rating Shenanigans, Kell Brook Comeback Fight vs Conor Benn, Etc.
    By Eric Armit, , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • Ex-OPBF champ Heno ready to win again
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • Montaño Battles The Uighur Destroyer; Natuplag Fights Liu Wensong Feb 4 in Dubai (Link to Watch for Free)
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER FOR SERRANO VS. CRUZ/BAUMGARDNER VS. MEKHALED
    , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • Philippines holds Israel to a draw in Serbia, FIDE Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • PAGULAYAN DOWNS FILLER AT WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
    , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • MARQUES VALLE LOOKS TO CONTINUE DOMINANCE AT 154 ON FEBRUARY 22 ON PROBOX TV
    , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • Tito Mercado Lands New Opponent has Big Plans to be Boxing’s Next Superstar
    , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • Nonito Donaire Protégé Undefeated Bantamweight Contender Dylan "The Real Dyl" Price Takes on Joebert Alvarez on Saturday, February 18th at Elevations Event Center in Chester, PA
    , Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • Phoobadin, Vanlalawmpuia Make Weight for WBA Asia Double Header in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • Natuplag is ready for Liu Feb. 4 in Dubai
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • Yuttapong Defends WBA Asia 118 Against Zoramchhana at SpacePlus Bangkok
    By Carlos Costa, , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • Kwanchai Wants a Win Over Young India bantamweight Laldinsanga. Will he Get it?
    By Carlos Costa, , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • 64 REMAIN IN POLAND AT WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
    , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • Cataraja to fight ex-OPBF champ Heno
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • PH chess team loses to Poland in FIDE Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • SERRANO VS. CRUZ FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • SPORTSCLOPEDIA 27: WBO ORDERS MELVIN JERUSALEM VS. OSCAR COLLAZO MANDATORY TITLE FIGHT
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Fri, 03 Feb 2023
  • Weigh-In Results: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Liam Wilson
    , Fri, 03 Feb 2023




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2023 philboxing.com.