Madrimov gets controversial win over Soro

In a WBA super welterweight eliminator, WBA #2 Israil Madrimov (8-0, 6KOs) scored a controversial ninth round TKO over WBA #1 Michel Soro (35-3-1, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Renaissance Hall in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. When the bell rang at the end of round nine, Madrimov continued punching – landing half-a-dozen punches after the bell and referee Salvador Rodriguez then waved off the bout! The Soros’ corner complained bitterly and there was mass confusion that lasted some eight minutes before Madrimov was finally declared the winner. Madrimov is now the WBA mandatory challenger to champion Jermell Charlo unless the WBA orders a rematch.

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  • Wasn’t controversial, was it a NC and Do a rematch in France this time.

  • Fighting in the guy’s hometown with a complacent referee. Surprise, surprise. I wonder what the judges’cards.

  • Just watched the replay. It was very hard to hear the bell because of the crowd noise, so I can see how the mistake was made. Soro was screwed nonetheless, and this needs to be a NC with a rematch…somehow I think they’ll let it stand though. We’ll see…

  • Was the rest of the bout competitive?

    I understand the bell controversy but IF neither fighter hesrd the bell AND Soro was losing badly then why waste time with a rematch. If it was a close competitive fight and Soro stopped fighting at the bell then rematch.

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