By Zach Arnold | September 29, 2013
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.