Sports Eddie Hearn: Lewis Ritson score 'a disgrace of a card'

20:32  19 october  2020
20:32  19 october  2020 Source:   dazn.com

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The 67-year old referee and judge was the lone official to score in favor of but the result remains. and hasnt become a no contest hearns is scum. 117-111 was my card and the round by round punch stats bare it out incredibly Eddie you are a disgrace .

This time, the veteran ring official could very well be forced to explain his actions-though not entirely limited to his poor night of scoring from ringside. O'Connor landed in controversy on Saturday, making the news for all of the wrong reasons

Eddie Hearn called for an investigation into judge Terry O’Connor after controversy over the scoring of the fight between Lewis Ritson and Miguel Vazquez.

Ritson defeated Vazquez on a points decision that was called into question, though that was not the only source of criticism from observers.

Vazquez had convinced many that he had secured an upset over Ritson in their fight on Saturday evening, but judge Michael Alexander gave the bout 115-113 in favour of the Englishman, and O’Connor gave a score of 117-111 against Vazquez. The margin of victory awarded drew plenty of questions, and third judge Marcus McDonnal gave it 116-113 in favour of Vazquez.

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Promoter Eddie Hearn has called for him to be sacked following the footage. Ritson claimed a controversial split-decision points win over Vazquez, with O'Connor scoring the contest Speaking to iFLTV, Hearn said the decision was a ' disgrace ' and said that the judges must be 'accountable for

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Even Ritson’s Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn, believed that Vazquez was the winner on the night in Peterborough.

Speaking to IFL TV, Hearn said: “117-111 to Ritson was a disgrace of a card.

“And it’s terrible for the sport. People have got to be accountable for bad decisions.

“If you’re in a job and you don’t perform well, then you’ve got to face consequences.”

There was further controversy when a photo emerged that appeared to show O’Connor using his phone during the eighth round of the fight.

Hearn remarked: “If that’s a phone, and I presume it is, then then BBBofC should immediately remove him.”

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman also called into question the scoring, tweeting: “This image is troubling to any person involved in boxing.”

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