Jeff Horn became the new WBO welterweight champion at “Battle of Brisbane” on July 2, Saturday, in his homewotwn Brisbane, Australia. He defeated Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision.
The result immediately became controversial. Here are the three judges who gave the scores:
1. Chris Flores
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Flores graduated from Arizona State University. He is not only a professional boxing and MMA referee and judge but also a lawyer who has tried over 150 trials to a jury.
Flores has judged more than 315 professional boxing matches, refereed 70 professional boxing matches, judged over 900 MMA bouts and refereed over 300 MMA bouts. He has judged world championship boxing matches in Australia, Japan, Macau, Mexico, Russia, Thailand and the United States.
Among the organizations Flores has worked with were WFF, WEC, UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce and Ironboy and he is one of the most consistent judges, according to Pod Index. At “Battle of Brisbane,” his scores were 115-113 in favor of Horn.
2. Ramon Cerdan
Like Flores, Cerdan’s scores at “Battle of Brisbane” were also 115-113 in favor of Horn. Cerdan is from Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina.
In 2010, Cerdan was chosen as the best jury of the season by UPERBOX, an organization of boxing journalists in Argentina. For him, this is one of the greatest compliments he has ever received, El Grafico quoted him as saying.
3. Waleska Roldan
Apparently, Roldan saw the fight between Pacquaio and Horn at “Battle of Brisbane” differently, way more differently. Unlike Flores and Cerdan, Roldan scored the boxing match 117-111 in favor of Horn.
Roldan is from New York, New York. The last fight she judged before “Battle at Brisbane” was the match between Tong Hui Li and Daniel Calzada in Madison Square Garden.
(photo from Facebook/Manny Pacquiao)
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