Photo: Playback / Instagram
One of the judges in the fight for the title, Stephen Bly, admitted this Monday (13) that he was wrong in the outcome of the conflict between Robson Conscio and Oscar Valdez. Despite the bravado in the fight, the Mexican emerged victorious in the eyes of the judges in the World Boxing Council (WBC) super-featherweight category last Friday (10) in Tucson, Mexico.remember here) in a letter sent by the Board and reproduced by press vehicles in the United States and Mexico, Bleu acknowledged the failure to deliver 117 to 110 for the title holder.
“I have watched the fight and analyzed my performance thoroughly. My score of 117-110 is not accurate and does not represent action in the ring,” he said.
In the letter, Bleu states that he should have scored 10 to 10 in the two tough rounds, as there was no winner. However, he gave Valdez a 10–9 victory, understanding that the champion has the benefit of the doubt, a common practice in boxing, even though it is not part of the rules. The judge also said that he did not have a full view of the fight and was impressed by the reaction of Mexican fans who fought at home, as he was raised in that area of Arizona.
“I couldn’t see some associated hits from [Robson] Conceição, to which there was no reaction from the crowd, when Valdez punched, on the contrary,” he admitted.
Robson and his team strongly disagree with the favorable outcome for the Mexican, who was badly injured after the fight. In fact, the manager of the Bahia Boxer filed a formal complaint with the WBC.read here), and one of the arguments is the point given by Blea. Other judges gave 115 to 112 for Valdez. His staff also accuses ESPN American, which broadcast the fight, of partisanship, of merely displaying the blows made by the Mexicans in replays.
Despite admitting the error in the score, Bleu still understands that Valdez defeated Robson. For that, it would have been correct to give 115 to 112 or 114 to 113 to the Mexican defending the belt.
Bahian employees do not expect the belt to change hands after the complaint. The idea is to guarantee a rematch or if Robson Conscio is raised to first place in the rankings, which would force a new fight against Oscar Valdez. It is worth remembering that the Mexican tested positive for a banned substance, but was not suspended for doping and still fought.