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International scandal: a fight was stolen from an Argentine boxer

An unusual situation occurred on Saturday night. The Argentine Yamil Peralta, one of the best fighters in Argentina, fought in Canada against Rya


An unusual situation occurred on Saturday night. The Argentine Yamil Peralta, one of the best fighters in Argentina, fought in Canada against Ryan Rozicki and it was stolen in a tremendous looting that led to a decision by the World Boxing Council.

With his face completely disfigured, Rozicki listened to the cards, but did not celebrate what the referees said. It is that Yamil Peralta beat him up throughout the ten rounds that were played in Canada. However, although everyone had seen what happened, two of the jurors – all Canadians – held that the local had won 97-93 (Wayne Gray) and 95-94 (Robert MacAvoy). A minute later, Canadian Ryan Rozicki assured: “Yamil Peralta won the fight. He should have been the legitimate winner.”

On the other hand, the fighter who was an Olympian declared: “I remain calm because I had a great fight, I am very grateful for this opportunity and the love of this city in Canada. I think we won and we should have taken the belt. I thank Ryan very much for having recognized before everyone that I won”. It is worth remembering that Yamil Peralta represented the country in London 2012 as well as in Rio de Janeiro 2016. He was Argentine, South American and Latin cruiserweight champion, undeservedly resigned his undefeated professional in his first fight outside Argentina.

As a result of the embarrassment, the World Boxing Council assured that the qualification committee will not consider the result in its evaluation for the official ranking for the month of May and, on the other hand, requested that the fight be repeated in the coming weeks. In the same statement he added: “The WBC wishes to recognize the great fight made by Yamil Peralta, as well as the great effort of Ryan Rozicki.” On the other hand, he added: “The sportsmanship shown by both sides, especially Rozicki’s magnificent act of humility, raising Peralta’s hand after the announcement of the result, confirms that boxing is a great sport, exalting the honor and underlining the fair play. We are committed to safety, but also to fairness.”