Francisco Lorenzo’s actions at the end of his fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center with Humberto Soto on Saturday were cowardly (deep inside he cried), revolting and disgusting. Did I mention he cried deep inside? He was beaten like a punching bag and clearly over matched by Soto, who was on the verge of one of his most impressive knockouts.

A mistake by referee Joe Cortez started a weird sequence that resulted in Lorenzo faking a head injury to win a fight he was about to lose.

Lorenzo had been knocked down once in the fourth round and was on the verge of going out as Soto pursued him into a corner. When Soto moved in for the kill, Cortez jumped between the fighters, apparently to stop the fight.

“It was definitely a mistake and Joe acknowledges that,” said Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission.

After the WBC reviewed the tape, they determined that they would ignore the official decision which was Lorenzo winning the fight by disqualification to Sotto. The WBC now declares the super featherweight title open. Previous title holders includes Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales. No wonder they didn't want Lorenzo to keep the title and the belt, because previous holders were great champions....not some sleazy guy who faked an injury. So who's crying now? definitely not Soto.


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July 3, 2008 at 6:45 AM  

Great post. Great decision also.

I've linked to you on my blog. Thanks for the nod.

The Big Dog

July 3, 2008 at 12:31 PM  

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