Yamil Peralta goals for a rematch in opposition to Ryan Rozicki after Saturday’s fiasco

Yamil Peralta (left) and Ryan Rozicki (proper) fought to a controversial cut up choice win in favor of Rozicki in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada – Photograph by Argentina Boxing Promotions

It had all of the marks of a blatant theft: an inexplicable delay within the supply of the scorecards, a loud disapproval of the viewers after they had been learn, and the “winner” of the struggle elevating his foe’s hand in signaling that the flawed man had been awarded the victory.

Now it’s time for atonement.

The WBC has already ordered a sequence of measures to make it possible for the cruiserweight bout between two-time Olympian Yamil Peralta and Canadian knockout artist Ryan Rozicki will get the right remedy after seeing Peralta being declared the loser in a struggle that he dominated from starting to finish.

However that hardly serves as comfort to the fighter himself.

“The reality is that we labored onerous to get the win, however the whole lot occurs for a purpose,” mentioned Peralta, in a cellphone interview. “If this time it didn’t occur, then we are going to proceed coaching onerous to get one other alternative. I’m aiming for a rematch. I’d like to struggle him once more. If not, properly, I’ll face anybody else. I will likely be as sturdy as I could be ready for the subsequent struggle.”

The struggle passed off on the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada on Saturday, and went largely underneath the radar because it occurred at nearly the identical time through which Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was having a very unhealthy evening in opposition to Dmitry Bivol elsewhere within the tv dial.

Within the struggle, Peralta (now 13-1, 6 knockouts) was clearly on his technique to a decisive win in opposition to Rozicki (15-1, 14 KOs) till native referee Hubert Earle deducted some extent from Peralta for holding (with no earlier warning, whereas it was Rozicki the one doing the holding) in an ominous signal of issues to return. After the bout ended, it took the all-Nova Scotia group of ringside officers a substantial time to complete the tabulation, which ended up in a cut up choice win for Rozicki with scores of 97-93 and 95-94 in his favor. One choose had it 95-94 for Peralta.

Because the struggle had a WBC regional title not acknowledged by The Ring at stake, the Mexico Metropolis-based sanctioning physique was on the receiving finish of the following criticism by Peralta’s camp, they usually responded swiftly by ordering a rematch utilizing “impartial officers,” as they mentioned in a press launch.

In addition they indicated that “Rozicki won’t be acknowledged as WBC worldwide champion and the WBC has a process pressure organized to find out what precisely occurred.”

The press launch goes on to say that “the WBC appointed a panel of officers to overview the struggle and it unanimously decided that Peralta ought to have been awarded the victory. The WBC has additionally considered the sturdy objection which we had all together with regard to the appointment of the ring officers from the native boxing authority, as they chose all 4 native officers.” The bout was supervised by Italy’s Mauro Betti.

After receiving no objections from Three Lions Promotions’ president Daniel Otter, the WBC proceeded to declare the title (Worldwide Cruiserweight championship) to stay vacant, whereas additionally disregarding the results of the struggle within the elaboration of their Might rankings.

Peralta feels that all the scenario will solely make his lengthy look forward to a title shot solely extra worthwhile.

“Actually, I get able to turn into a world champion. I’m on that highway. No matter my promoters suppose we must always do, that’s what is going to occur. We’re prepared for anybody. Little by little, issues will fall into place.”

Rozicki’s solely defeat got here by the hands of Colombia’s Oscar Rivas, in a WBC bridgerweight title (not acknowledged by The Ring) bout that passed off on October 22, 2021.

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