For the Baysongurev-Kocency fight, Abel Sanchez, Baysongurev's Trainer spotted that the proposed gloves that Kocency was slated to wear appeared to be smaller than the agreed to 10 ounces. The WBO Superviser weighed them and agreed, tossing them out. My reaction is to ask whether they're investigating this or is that it? If the penalty is simply to be denied using the gloves, with no further repercussions or threat thereof, why wouldn't they try again, nothing to prevent them from doing so? Why is this the only sport where someone tries to pull a fast one and everybody looks the other way when they're caught or shrugs their shoulders and says, "oh well, that's boxing?".
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the thing is....they just play dumb...my question is...who IS the manuf...no one I heard of!!
Agreed, and I suppose I could rest easy knowing that in most cases we'd be dealing with Everlast/Ringside, Grant, etc. who provide the majority of the gloves for major fights and are above reproach, but it still bothers me that this Top Ten Brand, which I'm guessing probably doesn't manufacture enough gloves to fill this table I'm sitting at, is out there and for hire for disreputable promoters.....and that not every fighter has an Abel Sanchez to catch them at it. Name any other sport where the equipment manufacturer is of the slightest concern, I can't.
its a tough one because they were sealed....so it DOES look like a case of " I didn't no nuttin"
BC- Not only sealed in plastic, but someone sewed a "10 ounce" label over where they'd torn off the "8 ounce" one. But I'm sure that was just a screw up by the old lady that sews on the labels, right? ;D
LOL...EXACTLY! That was my point....Jane the 90yrd old who works for $2 a day when Cindy the 5 yr old is off is the one who got the blame.
BC- Considering the gloves were probably made over in Bangkok or Thailand in some sweat shop, I think instead of Octogenarian Jane you mean Madame Yang at $2 a WEEK and 5 year old Mai Ling, who's parents simply gave her to the glove company for a bag of Rice ;D