Philippines, 30 May 2016
  Home >> News


 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


IBO Orders Review of Dapudong-Buthelezi Championship Fight

PhilBoxing.com



IBO President Ed Levine.
International Boxing Organization (IBO) President Edward S. Levine has ordered the immediate review of the video recording of the Junior Bantamweight Championship fight between Filipino Edrin Dapudong and South African held in Johannesburg Nov. 10.

Buthelezi, a former world champion, was pummeled and knocked down by Dapudong in the 9th round but was declared the new IBO world champion by a split decision prompting Dapudong's patron and manager, former North Cotabato Governor Manny Pinol, to file a formal complaint against American judge Michael Pernick for alleged anomalous scoring, especially Round 9 which he scored 10-9 in favor of the Filipino.

Boxing rules state that a knockdown is scored 10-8 in favor of the boxer who scores a knockdown, unless the downed fighter is able to recover during the round by punishing his opponent severely to warrant the reduction of the scoring advantage to 10-9.

In a letter sent to Gov. Pinol, Levine said a panel of highly respected judges will review and score the fight and submit their scoring to the IBO.

An order on whether to order a rematch or not will be made within 10 days following the review, Levine said in his letter to Gov. Pinol.

Levine, however, rejected the request of the former North Cotabato Governor to suspend Penick as an IBO sanctioned boxing judge pending the result of the investigation.

Penick, who scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Buthelezi, was one of the two neutral judges in the championship fight. Briton Reg Thompson had Dapudong winning the fight 114-113 while South African judge Tony Nyangiwe had his countryman winning by 115-112.

Both Thompson and Nyangiwe, who was obviously biased in favor of Buthelezi, correctly scored the 9th round knockdown 10-8 for Dapudong.

Confronted by Gov. Pinol the morning after the fight, Penick bragged that he had judged over 60 world championship fights, including the Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton bout which ended in Round 2.

He also boasted that he had lectured in boxing officiating seminars for the IBO and said that his score of 10-9 in Round 9 when Dapudong knocked down Buthelezi was "how I saw the fight."

He further justified his 10-9 score by saying that "even if I scored it 10-8, your boy would still have lost" because of the two point advantage he gave Buthelezi.

Gov. Pinol, however, pointed out that had Penick scored the first three rounds correctly, where Dapudong badly battered and bloodied Buthelezi who reeled on the ropes all throughout, the scoring would have been 114-113 in favor of Dapudong.

Penick's and Nyangiwe's judgement on the fight was questioned by the South African media and even in an article which appeared in the website of Golden Gloves South Africa which said Buthelezi was badly battered and bloodied "but got lucky with the judges."

Pinol did not file a complaint against Nyangiwe saying that he knew from the very start that the South African judge would be biased in favor of Buthelezi and that he should take the blame for "allowing a thief to guard (his) jewelry."

Here is the letter of IBO President Levine to Gov. Pinol:

"Dear Mr. Pinol,

Receipt is herein acknowledged of your formal complaint regarding the subject IBO World Championship fight.

You have formally asked for the following actions from the IBO.

1.) An immediate review of the video recorded fight between Dapudong and Buthelezi to be conducted by an impartial panel of boxing judges.
This request has been granted. The IBO will impanel three highly respected IBO licensed boxing judges to independently review and score the fight.

2.) The immediate suspension of Mr. Pernick as an IBO boxing judge pending the results of the review of the video.
This request is denied.

3.) Should the IBO review panel conclude that the judging in the fight was irregular that an order for a rematch be issued.
The IBO Championships Committee will review the scoring of the appointed panel and issue their decision within ten days.

I trust this meets with your approval.

Kind Regards,
Ed Levine
IBO President
Cc: John Daddono - IBO Chairman"


Photo shows IBO President Edward S. Levine with the WBO Champion's belt.

Photo No. 2 shows the disfigured face of South African Gideon Buthelezi who was crowned IBO Junior Bantamweight Champion


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • NIETES MAY FACE ESTRADA INSTEAD OF FUENTES IN SEPTEMBER
    By Jerome S. Galunan Jr., Sun, 29 May 2016
  • MICHAEL ALDEGUER DOES THE RIGHT THING, OFFERS JIMENEZ REMATCH VS KING ARTHUR VILLANUEVA AFTER REFEREE’S BIZARRE CALL (FIGHT PHOTOS)
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • NIETES TKO 6 RAYITO GARCIA PHOTO GALLERY
    By , Sun, 29 May 2016
  • AMATEUR BOXING FREE OF CORRUPTION; GIVES RP BOXERS A BETTER CHANCE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • KJ CATARAJA RIPS THAILAND’S CHATCHAI OR BENJAMAS VIA 4TH ROUND TKO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • UFC Fighter Derrick Lewis -- I Got A Gold Dinosaur ... $125k For Custom T-Rex (PHOTOS)
    By , Sun, 29 May 2016
  • Johnriel Casimero, great world title winner
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • PACQUIAO NOT A SURE GOLD MEDALIST HAD HE DECIDE TO FIGHT IN RIO OLYMPICS
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • JONAS SULTAN RETAINS RP SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE WITH SMASHING 5TH ROUND KO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • NIETES IN SCINTILLATING PERFORMANCE, FORCES “RAYITO” GARCIA TO QUIT BEFORE THE 6TH ROUND
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • LEAGUE OF FISTS: ABULIMITI CLINCHES WELTER FINALS SLOT
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 29 May 2016
  • ALBERT PAGARA TRAINS AT WILD CARD GYM
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • Former Senator Lorenzo Tañada Marks 24th Death Anniversary
    By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 29 May 2016
  • Sly Stallone -- I'd Pay to See Floyd vs. Conor ... Here's Why (VIDEO)
    By , Sun, 29 May 2016
  • NIETES DECKS RAYITO GARCIA TWICE EN ROUTE TO 6TH ROUND STOPPAGE IN A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 28 May 2016
  • VILLANUEVA STOPS JIMENEZ IN A BIZARRE ENDING
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 28 May 2016
  • MELINDO WINS BY TECHNICAL DECISION OVER FLORES
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 28 May 2016
  • CATARAJA, SULTAN WIN ON PINOY PRIDE 36 UNDERCARD
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 28 May 2016
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Cavs oust Raptors to reach NBA Finals
    By Homer D. Sayson, Sat, 28 May 2016
  • DELA TORRE WINS US DEBUT VIA MAJORITY DECISION
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 28 May 2016
  • 'Hammer' Dela Torre wins via Majority Decision over Guillermo Sanchez in his US debut
    By Rich Mazon , Sat, 28 May 2016
  • CASIMERO CONFIDENT HE CAN DROP ‘CHOCOLATITO’ GONZALEZ
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 28 May 2016
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: De Vaca, Hernandez Crowned & Mosley Update
    By Don Smith, Sat, 28 May 2016
  • WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN SAYS PACQUIAO’S DECISION NOT TO FIGHT IN THE RIO OLYMPICS IS “A BREATH OF FRESH AIR”
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 28 May 2016


  •  




     
    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
    © 2016 philboxing.com.