SULAIMAN UPSET WITH MEXICAN JUDGE IN RUBILLAR FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Mon, 16 Jun 2008
World Boxing Council president Don Jose Sulaiman has commended Filipino journalist/judge Rey Danseco for his performance in the title eliminator between Juanito Rubilllar and former world champion Omar Nino but has criticized Mexican judge Herminio Cuevas for his lopsided 118-111 scorecard in favor of Nino.
In an overseas telephone conversation with Viva Sports, Don Jose said the Mexican judge “was wrong” although he said he never likes to talk about judging. He said “I was very surprised” about his scorecard although he conceded that the fight was very close and could have gone either way.
However, Sulaiman conceded that Rubillar “made the fight in the last six rounds. The other guy (Nino) went backwards and backwards while Rubillar was pressuring, pressuring and throwing punches.” Sulaiman said the judges gave it to Rubillar and “I accept what the judges say.”
Sulaiman who had earlier indicated he was upset over Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde’s insistence on taking Danseco who is a close friend to Mexico as a judge to, as Elorde pointed out, “protect the interests of the Filipino,” eventually told us he was “very happily surprised” over the judging of Danesco who also appointed to work an international flyweight championship fight “and also performed very well.”
Sulaiman revealed that he spoke to all the judges before the fights and said he told them “once the bell rings there is no nationality, only the colors of the trunks of the fighters.”
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|PRINCE ALBERT PAGARA FACES MASSIVE TEST AGAINST RAUL HIRALES|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 24 Oct 2014MATT KOROBOV vs. ANDY LEE WORLD MIDDLWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT ADDED TO BRADLEY-CHAVES/HERRERA-BENAVIDEZ EVENT
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014Darleys Perez Weighs in at 132 lbs., Defends Interim WBA World Title Friday
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014Giovani Santillan Weighs in at 138.4, Defends Title Tomorrow on "New Blood"
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014Weights from Somerset, NJ
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014Pacquiao-Roach-Arum Gensan Conference Call Transcript
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014BERNARD HOPKINS CONTINUES CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN WHILE CONTEMPORARIES WATCH FROM RETIREMENT
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014WEIGHTS FROM MOSCOW: ZERAFA - 160 LBS., MAGOMEDOV - 160 LBS.
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014"Renegade" Robles Back in San Diego This Friday Night!
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014Undefeated Featherweight Glenn Dezurn ready to shine this Friday night in Somerset, NJ
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014Cohen Confident WBA and NSAC Will Treat Kayode Fairly in Wake of Luis Ortiz's Positive Steroid Test
By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014ROACH WANTS A KNOCKOUT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 24 Oct 2014Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri Premieres Saturday, Nov. 15 on HBO
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014DONAIRE DIDN'T LOSE TO A FEATHERWEIGHT
By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 23 Oct 2014SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA MULLS LEGAL OPTIONS AGAINST AIBA OVER BOXER'S SUSPENSION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014NBA -- Melo's 30 rallies Knicks past Wizards
By Ben Paz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014GCP Signs 'Slick' Nick Kisner
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014NBA -- Smart play keys Celtics win over Nets
By Simeon Alicante, Thu, 23 Oct 2014CASIMERO FIGHTS ARMANDO SANTOS IN IBF FLYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014LIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES! MANNY PACQUIAO / FREDDIE ROACH BOB ARUM INT'L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014Giovani Santillan Wraps Training Camp, Ready to Defend Title Friday on "New Blood"
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014Peter Manfredo Jr. enjoying life outside ring Honored by Conn. Boxing HOF induction
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014BOXING PUNDITS REVEAL THEIR "ALIEN VS. KRUSHER: HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV" PREDICTIONS
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT BRYANT "PEE WEE" CRUZ RETURNS TO THE RING NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014 IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014