Gauteng boxing trainer Manny Fernandes says provincial governments must take an active interest in the sport if the hometown decisions in the Eastern Cape are to be stopped.
A furious Fernandes said this after his charge, Oscar “Golden Boy” Chauke, was a victim of a questionable verdict from judges at the PBL final at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday.
Chauke did all you would expect from a boxer, beating MacBute Sinyabi, yet the Eastern Cape fighter emerged with an unanimous points decision.
In a six-round fight, Sinyabi only did well in two rounds, meaning he needed a knockout to win by the end of the fight.
But the scores were 59-55 (twice) and 60-55 – in his favour – much to dismay of the fans who booed the decision in spite of it being a home town verdict.
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