Australian boxer Andrew Molony was cruelly denied the opportunity to regain the Super Flyweight title when the match ended in « ludicrous » circumstances.
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The anticipated match between Australian boxer Andrew Molony and world flyweight champion Joshua Franco has ended in controversial circumstances..
Since the referee believed the swelling was due to a blow to the head, the fight ended as « without decision, » but replays showed that the injury was due to one of Molony’s strong blows to the face.
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Franco clinched the title belt from Molony in June, and the Aussie was eager to reclaim the trophy on Sunday EST. .
Molony made a strong start in the 12-round competition, throwing punches to his body and head.
But the referee stopped the match in the second round so the doctor could examine Franco’s swollen eyes. The 25-year-old was unable to see from his right eye due to excessive swelling.
Although ESPN replays indicated that a header was not responsible for the injury, the match ended controversially with Franco retaining the title belt, and Molony cruelly stealing.
Sports journalist Mike Coppinger tweeted, “This is my comic. The election tally was faster. The keel will close the channel.
Soon after, the Nevada State Athletics Commission revealed that it was reviewing the decision, spending several minutes examining the footage..
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