Judges called into question

LOCAL boxing trainer Blair Wilson was in disbelief at some decisions made by match officials at the boxing league's Australian Titles held in NSW at the weekend.

The Fighters Inc Boxing Gym mentor, who was cornering for both Blackwater and Emerald contenders at the meet, said in at least one instance the judges got it wrong.

"I've been to a lot of titles and I have never seen anything like this," Wilson said.

The trainer singled out the bout of Blackwater boxer Bobby Washington as one which definitely should have had a different outcome, with Washington losing on a split points decision.

"There was no way he lost his fight… he fought his heart out," he said.

"I said to him, in my view you definitely won that fight, take it as though you did win it."

Appeals are rarely heard as formal protests must be made in writing within 30 minutes of the bout's conclusion and accompanied by a $130 protest fee.

"In my opinion it wasn't right," he said.

"I feel disappointed for the kids."

A full wrap of the Emerald bouts in NSW will appear in Friday's CQ News.


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