@EddieHearn pic.twitter.com/9hprKd4npu, If that’s a phone (and I presume it is) then then BBBofC should immediately remove him. Hearn tweeted the image at the centre of the controversy and said if found guilty, the judge has o be stood down. I can’t say anything more on this at this point.”. British boxing judge Terry O’Connor in hot water over live bout phone use . was instead looking at what appeared to be a phone, Khabib Nurmagomedov Champion UFC Fight Night Walkout Jersey, Khabib Nurmagomedov Red Eagle Hoodie With Foil, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley Multi-Graphic T-Shirt, Black UFC Fan Gear Pride Fighting T-shirt, UFC Vegas 12: Hall vs. Silva - Winners and Losers, Former TUF winner Katona upset by UFC release, Conor McGregor tells Anderson Silva to ‘keep going!’. Not so with two of the judges as Ritson squeezed through via a split decision. And promoter Eddie Hearn has called for the official to be 'removed' if the claims are found to be true.
Not good. "After the hard work we do behind the scenes we have something like this emerging.
WOW: McGregor accepts UFC ultimatum for octagon return, 'NEVER SEEN THAT’: UFC in shock over 'craziest KO in history'. Hearn - who is the promoter for heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua among others - wants O’Connor to be removed from the British Boxing Board of Control panel after he was pictured with a phone in his hand during a bout on Saturday night. BOXING judge Terry O'Connor is to be investigated by the board of control after appearing to be on his phone during the Lewis Ritson versus Miguel Vazquez fight. https://t.co/h9SsqwTtXG, — World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) October 18, 2020. I’m not suggesting corruption but he wasn’t ordering a pizza! While the World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman aired his concern. The British judge also scored that fight 117-111 in favour of Smith. pic.twitter.com/mLtNzBnXnF, Absolutely correct.He could be doing anything on that phone. At the very least, O’Connor will face a hearing with the Board to explain his actions. Why is a judge allowed a phone even if he gets the decision right he shouldn’t have it on him. Smith said he can can "completely understand why people felt Vazquez had won" and insisted the fight would be looked at. British official Terry O’Connor, a referee of almost 1500 bouts, is facing disciplinary action after a scandal broke out in the wake of a shocking scorecard. Boxing judge caught looking at phone during fight called before the stewards Terry O’Connor appeared to look at his phone during Lewis Ritson’s bout with Miguel Vazquez in Peterborough In last Saturday’s Matchroom Boxing main event, O’Connor came under scrutiny for initially the 117-111 card he awarded to Lewis Ritson over Miguel Vazquez, when virtually everyone except him and another ringside judge believed Vazquez was the clear winner. Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.
Phil Jay 18/10/2020. O’Connor scored Ritson a 117-111 winner in the fight, with the two other judges scoring the bout 116-113 to Vazquez and 115-113 to Ritson.
I’m not sure if that makes it better or worse knowing he turned in such a ludicrous scorecard. British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) general secretary Robert Smith said he was "very disappointed" and vowed that it will be investigated. We await an official statement from Matchroom and the British Board on O’Connor over the coming days. Wtf is this.
But it was O’Connor’s card that raised the most eyebrows. To rob them is a travesty of great magnitude. BBBofC conducted an investigation and concluded that there was was no wrongdoing: British Boxing Board of Control Judge Mr. Terry O’Connor appeared before the Stewards of the Board to discuss his performance at the tournament held on 17th October 2020 at the East of England Showground Arena, Peterborough. Unacceptable. The phone needs interrogation and should be seized. No wonder they often get it so wrong. Uriah Hall has made an interesting claim about Israel Adesanya. BBBofC have an opportunity and a downright obligation to act on this. Upon a little more inspection, though, it has happened before. This is shameful, embarrassing & criminal.
This image is extremely troubling to any person involved in boxing. "If you’re in a job and you don’t perform well, then you’ve got to face the consequences.". WBN celebrated its 10th Anniversary on August 1st, 2020, and is one of the top-visited boxing news websites in the world.
An enquiry into any content that suggests impropriety or lack of should be disclosed publicly. The bigger bit of controversy arose when observers believed that O’Connor wasn’t actually watching the fight and was instead looking at what appeared to be a phone. Hardy nearly pulled out of UFC Vegas 12, declares himself an ‘innocent man’. Social media has since exploded as a picture of O’Connor on his phone during the eighth round began doing the rounds. Phil Jay is an Auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Images appeared to capture boxing judge Terry O'Connor on what appeared to be a phone during a bout. "And it’s terrible for the sport. Fans on social media also criticised the judge, calling the alleged offence a "disgrace" and also calling for him to be sanctioned.
Hearn also took aim at O’Connor's scoring of the fight, stating his shock over the large winning margin he gave to Ritson in the contest. Terry O’Connor was accused of looking at his phone in the middle of a controversially scored fight. Following extensive consideration of footage and Mr. O’Connor’s evidence supplied, the Stewards are satisfied that Mr. O’Connor was not in possession of any telephone or handheld device whilst carrying out his duties as a Judge in the contest between Lewis Ritson and Miguel Vazquez and his scoring of said bout was not affected in any way. Karim Zidan delves into the "Three Percenter" tattoo sported by Brandon Calton on the Bellator 250 undercard. Sky Sports had it 118-110 Vazquez, as did Bad Left Hook’s Scott Christ. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay.
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