September 29th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
BOXING REACHES YET ANOTHER NEW LOW!
San Francisco, CA– They say the oldest profession in the world is prostitution. That being said, hookers, be it male or female, are aware that they are going to get screwed, that is the nature of their profession. Professional boxers on the other hand apply their trade in the squared circle of battle and not between the sheets of some cheap motel. But if you watched the Julio Cesar Chavez-Brian Vera fight Saturday on HBO, then you know that the business concept of prostitution is more noble than that of professional boxing.
PROFESSIONALS SHOULD NOT MAKE SUCH GAFFS!
There are lots of people that have bad days at work, hell, I commit typos all the time. But the errors of a writer will not impact, and or destroy one’s livelihood. That cannot be said for the decision of boxing judges Gwen Adair, Marty Denkin and Carla Caiz, who by some stretch of the imagination gave Chavez a unanimous decision win over Brian Vera, who threw more punches, landed more shots, thus winning far more rounds than the not-so svelte (fat ass) son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
EVEN PEOPLE AT FATBURGER HAD TO PUKE!
Adair, best known for being the first US female boxing referee, her cameo appearance on the TV series MASH, who also started the Fatburger fast food chain, scored the fight 98-92 (8 rounds to 2) for Chavez. Marty Denkin, Hall of Famer or not, had Chavez up 97-93 (7-3 in rounds), while the third judge, Carla Caiz gave it to JC. Jr. by a 96-94 (6-4 in rounds) score, when in reality Julio won at the very most three rounds.
IS BOXING SCRIPTED JUST LIKE THE WWE?
This is why boxing cannot be taken seriously as a sport. Much like the WWE, (World Wrestling Entertainment), it appears in the minds of many that these three California judges were bought and paid for by the Chavez camp, something I know is not true. Still, these officials are guilty of violating section 211 of California Penal Code AKA Robbery! I gave JC the opening round, the 5th, and instead of scoring round 6 even, I gave it to the undeserving winner from Mexico, compiling a 97-93 compilation for the 10-1 underdog Vera after 10 rounds.
PEOPLE NEED TO CRY FOR THE INJUSTICE
I almost wanted to cry, as it reminded me of a fight in which I knocked an opponent from the UK down twice in a 3 round fight and lost a split decision. One judge had me winning 60-56, this when they were scoring on the 20 point must system, meaning 20 to the winner and 19 or less to the loser. I know people say get over it, that was over 20 years ago, but that decision for the World PAL welterweight championship still haunts me today.
REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE SILVER MEDAL
Refusing the silver medal, if the ring in Tucson was still in place, the silver medal would still be laying there as I threw it on the canvas. Never before had I dominated, and I mean dominated an opponent like I did then and been burned. If an amateur decision for a world title still gnaws at my craw, imagine how Brian Vera feels this morning. Reaching out to my Mexican friends last night, only one had the audacity to say the fight was even, while the other three thought Chavez flat-out got his fat ass kicked.
THE DECISION OF ADAIR, MARTY & CAIZ COST VERA MILLIONS!
I know crying is not considered a manly act, but if I were Vera they would have to put me on Prozac seeing these judges screwed him like giving counterfeit money to a streetwalker hustling on the poor side of town. They and the state of California, they owe Vera millions of dollars for victimizing him. There is no rhyme or reason for giving JC Jr. the fight other than the judges, two once quite competent, while Caiz got in because of connections, are either inept or crooked, and I lean towards ineptness while many conspiracy-minded fans think they were “bought and paid for.”
HALL OF FAMER ‘S GOOD DAYS BEHIND HIM
Marty Denkin has had his share of controversy before, but at one time, the late great Jack Downey, who refereed many notable fights, some including Muhammad Ali, a California official for over 50 years, told me that any “young referee should study Marty Denkin,” this back in 1981. Now in his 70’s and after submitting that 97–93 score for Chavez, I think its time for Marty to ride off into the sunset. Once a great official, Marty now mirrors Mr. Magoo of cartoon fame.
ADAIR & CAIZ SHOULD CLEAN VERA’S HOUSE FOR YEARS!
As for Gwen Adair, a woman whom I respected for many years, she should clean Brian Vera’s house for life, as should Carla Caiz of the Raul Caiz clan of officials. Although she had it close at 96-94, most people I respect had Vera prevailing by a 7-3 or 8-2 margin. That means to many knowledgable people, the cards of Gwen Adair and Marty Denkin were off by double digits!
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR USED TO WATCH FIGHTS!
Recently the Governor of Nevada went ballistic when another female jurist, CJ Ross had the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez fight even while most felt Floyd pitched a new shutout. All I can say about that fight is that the right guy, Mayweather, won. After Saturday, California Governor Jerry Brown and the Dept. of Consumer Affairs, which regulates boxing, should pull the license of Adair, Denkin and the female Caiz for there is absolutely no reason, other than bias or ineptness, that could allow a competent official to give this fight to Chavez.
ARUM WILL NOT ADMIT ROBBERY LIKE UK PROMOTER
A few weeks ago, WBO champ Ricky Burns was awarded a totally undeserved (like Chavez) decision win over Ray Beltran, a fight that had even the hometown British press crying, “Foul/Fix.” Later that week, Burns’ promoter Eddie Hearn admitted that Beltran won the fight. Could Chavez’ promoter Bob Arum do the same this week? This the man who told the media once, “Yesterday I was lying, but today I’m telling the truth.” Would Arum display the incredible amount of class that Hearn did in admitting Vera got heisted? Probably not!
THIS IS WHY I’M APPLYING TO BE A JUDGE
Being a Californian, and certified by the Assn. of Boxing Commissions as a boxing judge, I am submitting my application this week to the Athletic Commission as I’m both ashamed and embarrassed with the work product put forth by Carla Caiz, Gwen Adair and Marty Denkin. In closing, all three should, for the sake of the game, never, ever, work again. And if ever there was a decision that should be overturned, it should be this Chavez win over Vera.