The Philippines’ losing streak in boxing, which kicked off with the back-to-back defeats of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and successive setbacks of WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria and WBO, Ring Magazine and WBC Diamond Belt super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, has been broken. And in spectacular fashion at that.
Although the International Boxing Organization may not be regarded with the same level of worldwide recognition as the major organizations such as the WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF there is one thing that has set the IBO apart.
And that is, if it sees a bum decision in a world title fight, the president has no hesitation in ordering a rematch, which was the case when Filipino junior bantamweight Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong was the victim of an inexplicable split decision loss against South Africa’s Gideon Buthelezi last November at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.
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