If the unsuspecting person didn’t watch the fight and caught the photos that came from Canada at the end, then by the appearance of both contestants there was no doubt about the winner of the fight. On the one hand, the Argentine Yamil Peralta smile, hug, nod, with a clean face after ten rounds; to the other side, Ryan Rosickylocal, he wandered as if resigned, his face numb and full of signs of what It was a real hit. The Canadian Corner looked disillusioned, as did the local TV commentators, because what they expected was a certain defeat for the guy who was fighting nearly close to his house and setting up the whole party in the ring at Sydney’s Center 200. , New Scotland.
However, there was one important detail: the WBC International cruiserweight title was on the line and the three juries responsible for ruling were from Nova Scotia. And the assumptions and bad ideas had something to do with the time of card reading (which, by the way, had a striking delay): Only one gave Peralta the winner (95-94); The other two favored Rosicky by one and three points, respectively.
The gesture of disbelief from the Argentines was palpable, while the Canadian raised his arm almost reluctantly, knowing that a dish had been served on a tray he did not deserve. While these surreal scenes are taking place, Peralta’s handler, Mario Margosian, is seen in the ring, shouting nods and some insults to the fight’s organizer, Daniel Otter, president of Three Lions Promotions.
The peak point at the time of statements, and when Rosicky himself knew that Yamil Peralta deserved the referee’s endorsement. “I could have won the cards, but I think he beat me,” said the Canadian who praised the Argentine via his Instagram account: “I took my hat off to Peralta. He beat me most of the night, but I had a decision in my hometown. I did my best, but he followed A perfect fight plan left me with a high level boxer. He’s one of the best players in the world and it was an honor to share the ring with a formidable boxer. Congratulations @peraltajara.”
There are controversial drawbacks to boxing and will continue to be so. However, this was very absurd and obvious what just happened The World Boxing Council did not hesitate to intervene quickly. And through a statement issued by its president, Mauricio Suleiman, the order was issued to overturn the ruling, The title was vacated and a new match was ordered with impartial juries.
“I, President of WBC, spoke directly with Daniel Otter, President of Three Lions Promotions, and he confirmed that his company, himself and in particular Ryan Rosicky himself, agree with WBC’s decision after reviewing all the facts. The World Boxing Council hereby affirms that:
The WBC International Cruiserweight Championship is still vacant.
– An immediate rematch will be requested provided that a completely impartial panel (not from Canada or Argentina) sanction the rematch.
The rating committee will not take into account the result of its evaluation of the official ratings in May.
“WBC would like to acknowledge the great fight that Yamil Peralta had as well as the great effort put in by Ryan Rosicky. The sportsmanship shown by both sides, and especially the honorable work of Rosicky, who raised Peralta’s hand after the result was announced, confirms that boxing is a great sport, honest and fair. We Committed to security but also to equity,” read the statement signed by Mauricio Suleiman.
Otter, the organizer of the fight, told a local newspaper that the rematch will take place on October 15 at the 200 Center in Sydney, although this information has not been confirmed by the World Council.
Peralta, 30, developed a fruitful career as an amateur: he was a competitor for Argentina twice at the Olympic Games. The Pan-American and also world-class medalist made the leap to professionalism in 2018, Rosicky accepted undefeated and fought his 14th fight. After the WBC’s decision to overturn the scandalous ruling, Peralta continues his unbeaten record of 13 wins (6 from KO) and maintains the Tenth place in the cruiser weight rating of that organization, the category in which the Congolese Ilunga Makabu predominates.