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Report: Bryan Vera’s camp filing protest with California State Athletic Commission

By Zach Arnold | September 29, 2013

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You know what happened with the score cards from Saturday night’s fight in Carson, California between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera. Not only did we break down the scores, we also broke down the politics & lawsuits from each of the players involved in the controversy: Gwen Adair, Marty Denkin, and Carla Caiz.

In Saturday night’s article, I strongly suggested that Andy Foster drag Adair & Denkin in front of the commission on October 7th in Los Angeles. Bryan Vera’s camp (Banner Promotions), according to Boxing Scene, will be filing a formal protest to Andy Foster about what took place. Don’t expect the protest to even be given consideration whatsoever, unfortunately.

The score cards were so bad that Kevin Iole on Yahoo, Chris Mannix on Sports Illustrated, Dan Rafael on ESPN (web & TV), Bill Dwyre in The Los Angeles Times, Steve Kim of Maxboxing, David Avila of The Sweet Science, Gabriel Montoya at Doghouse Boxing, Doug Fischer at Ring TV, and Mark Whicker in The Orange County Register tore into the judges & the California State Athletic Commission.

Here’s the bad news for all the critics: no punishment, let alone admonishment will be issued against Gwen Adair, Marty Denkin, or Carla Caiz. Any protest filed by Vera’s camp will be immediately dismissed by Sacramento. Sacramento is well aware of the public outcry but do not expect any action whatsoever to be taken. They genuinely believe that Chavez won the fight on the merits and do not see what happened as a scandal. You can call it tone-deafness, considering what happened two weeks ago with Cynthia Ross in Nevada, or you can call it a cynical calculation based on the 24/7 news cycle which causes ADD amongst scribes & fans.

One thing is for sure — the honeymoon between Andy Foster and various members of the combat sports media is over.

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6 Responses to “Report: Bryan Vera’s camp filing protest with California State Athletic Commission”

  1. Fluyid says:

    I’m glad that the fight media is more pervasive these days, so that this kind of crap can be put in the spotlight. I’d like to think that having the spotlight placed on the dirty parts of the sport will lead to changes… I just don’t know if it will.

    Some of these things, which have been going on forever, are indefensible. In this instance, I’m speaking of the same old crap officials getting the assignments to the big fights.

  2. 45 Huddle says:

    The UFC is planning 13 events in Brazil next year. And so it begins…. The path towards a weekly live show.

    12 Shows in Brazil. 12 Shows in Vegas. 6 in Canada. The rest around the US. It can be done in a few years….

  3. Steve says:

    Keep digging into CSAC, and their procedures (or lack thereof) for licensing new officials. Are there licenses being issued recently to less-than-qualified people? Seems the lunatics are running the asylum.

  4. [...] avalanche of anger started pouring in. Bryan Vera’s camp was so incensed about what happened that they planned on filing a protest with the commission to get the result overturned or to get a hearing regarding the judges involved in the fight. The [...]

  5. CSAC is out of control and has been for years Frierson is still there. He was there with Rob Lynch and the fake MMA era, Armando Garcia era where they took cash and no receipts, Dave Thortan ERA where his wife worked in the place they did blood test and how they would ruin events, Now we have useless Andy Foster.


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