Ulises “Archie” Solis successfully defended his IBF light-flyweight title last Sunday against the Filipino challenger, Glenn Donaire in a controversy-filled fight last Sunday in Hermosillo, Mexico.
The fight went the distance and Solis won by a questionable unanimous decision with the three judges giving him a perfect score of 120 each despite the order of the referee for a 1-point deduction in the eighth round.
The Mexicans obviously wanted Solis to retain the title by whatever means even if it means manipulating the score cards a little bit.
Donaire, the elder brother of IBF flyweight champ Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, was the main aggressor for most of the fight and Solis spent most of his time backtracking as he tried to dodge the challenger’s blows. Donaire connected harder punches especially in the earlier rounds, but the judges ruled the fight in favor of the Mexican.
Two judges scored the bout 12-108 while the third one had it 120-107 all in favor of Archie Solis.
I know boxing matches cannot be judges objectively at all times, but I daresay the outcome of the match was an obvious hometown decision and Donaire was robbed in this fight.