On a night that featured not one, but two controversial decisions, boxing once again finds itself mired in a fog of doubt. Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves and Mauricio Herrera-Jose Benavidez both ended with scorecards of the dubious variety.
Mauricio Herrera once again was given the shaft from the judges as Jose Benavidez won a unanimous decision with scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111 on the Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves undercard in Las Vegas.
Media day featuring the combatants for Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves, Mauricio Herrera-Jose Benavidez and Matt Korobov-Andy Lee. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
The Dec. 13 Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves fight could headline a HBO-televised tripleheader from the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Mauricio Herrera-Jose Benavides Jr. and Andy Lee-Matt Korobov are the other two bouts to be added to the show.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook bring us details on the return of Mercito Gesta after a year-and-a-half away from the ring.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.