QUOTE (BoxingStill#1 @ Feb 5 2012, 03:42 PM)
I was thinking that... clearly they were still in the United States, and for the WBO title... how did they get away with avoiding the unified rules?
It's confusing. I have seen Texas violate ABC rules in the past.
At the WBC convention, a resolution was passed that said if a commission disallowed open scoring, the scores would be privately shown to the corners after round 4 and 8 by the WBC rep. (Which is what happened here.) The Association of Boxing Commissions said ANY form of open scoring would be rejected by them, and that anyone who tried to communicate the scores to the fighters in an ABC fight, (where unified rules prevail.) would be removed from ringside until the fight concluded.
I have contacted the ABC President with regard to why open scoring was used in the WBC fight last night. We have an excellent rapport communicating with each other, so I am waiting to see what he says. I will let you guys know.
Obviously the non-drug testing "We forgot" response by Jose Sulaiman is an absolute outrage and pure bullshit. What is this than anything more to protect their "Baby Boy?" Seriously, it is time to escort Jose Sulaiman and Bob Arum out of boxing. This would lesson the monopolistic structure that promoters and sanctioning bodies have over fights and fighters and allow for a fairer and more equal distribution of power among fighters and commissions.
Who died and made The Texas Deportment of Licensing and Regulation King enough to overturn boxing rules? This commission headed by Dickie Cole, (father of Laurence Cole) has a controversial past as it is. Serious consequences should come down if we don't start getting some straight and satisfactory answers.