Philippines, 03 Dec 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  


Barthelemy Co-Promoter: What Controversy?

PhilBoxing.com


Leon Margules, co-promoter of now IBF #2 super featherweight contender Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KOs) says he feels the level of controversy after Barthelemy's close, but deserved, 12-round unanimous (115-113, 116-112, 116-112) decision over Arash Usmanee on Friday night at Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, is both surprising and unfounded.

"Some internet writers from some reputable sites have been claiming Usmanee was robbed and that this was a 'corrupt' and 'hometown' decision and to them I say: Before you try to sully the reputations of some long-time boxing people, watch it again losely without the commentary and decide for yourselves."


Margules concedes it was a close fight, but feels accusations of a hometown decision and robbery are irresponsible given Barthelemy's large early lead and the difficult-to-score nature of many of the subsequent rounds.

"You've got Usmanee doing more work, but not really being effective and you've got Rances picking his opportunities to land the harder, cleaner blows. Three experienced judges with solid reputations decided in the majority of the rounds, Rances was more effective. It's that simple. They aren't corrupt for making that call. Watch the fight again. Even if you don't agree, you can see how they could have leaned that way. It's not a travesty of justice that Rances won this fight. Far from it. In my opinion, he deserved to win."

Margules' opinion is backed by some important boxing writers with impeccable reputations.

"I had Barthelemy 7 rounds to 5," said Santos Perez, the longtime well-known long-time boxing writer for the Miami Herald. "Several of the rounds were close, but I thought Barthelemy built enough early rounds. A draw would not have been a travesty, but Usmanee winning 8 or 9 rounds, like some scored it, is quite a reach. I assume the majority believe that Usmanee won, but some media members, whose judgment I trust, also had Barthelemy winning."

Margules also got another in-ring endorsement for his man that night: Usmanee's own manager.

"Douggy Berneche, Usmanee's manager, told me he thought Rances won the fight. I came over to him after the fight to congratulate his guy on a great performance and he told me 'your guy won 8 to 4.' I said 'no, it was a close fight, let's see what happens.' In fact, I have heard that on TV you can hear Usmanee's cornermen telling him he needs a knockout before the final round, so even his team had their doubts about whether they were winning before this controversy took hold."

Margules says Team Barthelemy are not against a rematch with Usmanee down the road, but for now they're looking for the world title opportunity their man has rightfully earned in the not-so-distant future.

"Everybody settle down. What happened to Carlos Molina against James Kirkland? That was a robbery. Pacquiao vs. Bradley, that was a robbery. There were a few other high-profile fights last year you could call robberies. Barthelemy vs. Usmanee was a close fight that a majority of people there live had going my guy's way. No one in the live audience booed the decision. Seems like those who watched on television were somehow swayed into another school of thought. But regardless who you thought won, it was a very good, close fight that honestly could have gone either way."


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ONE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION BRANDON VERA STOPS HIDEKI SEKINE
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Oscar De La Hoya -- Canelo Alvarez Would Destroy McGregor ... BRING IT ON! (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Undefeated Prospect Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • NBA -- Anthony's late J lifts Knicks over Wolves​
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • JACK TEPORA STOPS GALIH SUSANTO IN 5, CAPTURES WBO ORIENTAL BELT
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • DIALE, ENRIQUEZ BOTH MAKE 111 LBS.
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Pound-For-Pounds Kings Gunn And Jones Set To Wage War
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Conor McGregor -- Real Talk from N. Irish Boxing Star ... You Can't Beat Mayweather! (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Roy Jones, Jr. to take on Bobby Gunn on February 17th
    By , Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • Russia dominates 2016 World MMA Championship Sweeps all 7 weight classes
    By , Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • ENGELBERT MORALDE FIGHTS TORRES IN JAPAN
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • Oscar Cantu vs. Aston Palicte Twin-title fight headlines Dec. 17th
    By , Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • Bob Arum -- Real Boxer Would Demolish McGregor ... But Hey, Let's Talk!
    By , Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • UFC's Tyron Woodley -- If Conor Gets Mayweather Fight ... He'll Never Fight MMA Again (VIDEO)
    By , Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • Floyd Mayweather -- Still Doesn't Believe McGregor's For Real
    By , Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • SUSANTO VOWS TO KO TEPORA
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Thu, 01 Dec 2016
  • WEIGHTS FROM CEBU: TEPORA – 122 LBS, SUSANTO – 121 LBS.
    By Dong Secuya, Thu, 01 Dec 2016
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Trevor McCumby Passes Test, RJJ Inks Palicte & More
    By Don Smith, Thu, 01 Dec 2016
  • All Crawford - Molina Fight Week Activities Open to Fans
    By , Thu, 01 Dec 2016
  • BERNARD HOPKINS AND JOE SMITH JR. HOST MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL AHEAD OF ANTICIPATED HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING FIGHT
    By , Thu, 01 Dec 2016
  • WORLD AIDS DAY 2016
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Thu, 01 Dec 2016
  • Warriors Boxing Signs Their First Female Fighter, Jessica McCaskill, to a Promotional Contract
    By , Thu, 01 Dec 2016
  • SONSONA VOWS TO MAKE BIG COMEBACK
    By , Wed, 30 Nov 2016
  • TEPORA TO FIGHT FOR WBO ORIENTAL SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST INDONESIAN SUSANTO
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 30 Nov 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.