Andre Ward, former boxer and boxing analyst, asked that Judge Nelson Vazquez be suspended for the card he scored in the fight between Jermell charlo Y Brian Castaño.
“Judge Nelson Vazquez has to be suspended, “wrote the former champion in his account of Twitter. “That was not a mistake, it was incompetence!”
Judge Nelson Vazquez needs to be sat down. That’s wasn’t a mistake, that’s incompetence!
– Andre SOG Ward (@andreward) July 18, 2021
The three judges saw different results in unifying the 154-pound belts: Hector Afu saw the Argentine win by 114-113, Tim cheatham saw a draw by 114-114 and Vazquez caused controversy by observing Charlo Win by 117-111.
In the AT&T Arena fans were upset by that card, as they considered that Jermell it did not win so widely, while in social networks there was also disgust.
Mike coppinger from ESPN reported that he asked the sports manager of Licensing Y Regulation of Texas Department on what actions they would take against Vazquez, but did not give any response.
ESPN asked Jim Erickson, the combative assistant sports manager for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation what actions he would take regarding Nelson Vazquez’s 117-111 scorecard in favor of Jermell Charlo. Erickson declined to comment. https://t.co/akRI3n73zg
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 18, 2021
The two saw each other win
Both Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño saw each other win, after they finished in a draw in the unification of the super welterweight category.
“I think I won the fight, he’s a great warrior, but I think I landed the best shots,” Charlo considered. “This is boxing. I knew it would pressure me the whole fight, but I think with my skills I did everything to win. I give him credit for fighting me like that, which nobody wants. “
“I had been winning the fight cleanly, I connected a hand or two in the ninth, tenth and I felt the whole round,” added Brian. “He is a strong fighter and I also have my thing.”