View Full Version : Don King not very happy with Khan

03-26-2009, 12:06 PM

King: Fight should've been no contestComment Email Print Share Associated Press
LONDON -- Promoter Don King filed a protest over Marco Antonio Barrera's loss to Amir Khan, saying the lightweight bout should have been declared a no-contest after their accidental early clash of heads.

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Marco Antonio Barrera was bloodied in his loss to Amir Khan. Don King has now filed a protest due to their "accidental clash of heads."
Khan won the March 14 fight in Manchester after the ring doctor stopped the contest in the fifth round.

"Amir Khan is in possession of a tainted victory," King said Thursday in a statement. "The referee and doctor should have stopped the fight immediately after that incredible, accidental clash of heads."

Barrera sustained a huge cut on the left side of his head during the second minute of the fight when the two boxers banged heads. Blood spilled into his left eye through the remaining rounds.

Had the fight been stopped in the fourth round it would have been declared a no-contest, triggering a rematch.

King filed his complaint with the British Boxing Board of Control, World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Association.

"That they allowed the fight to continue with Barrera competing at a huge disadvantage goes against everything that's designed to protect the health and safety of boxers, the good of the sport and uphold the traditions emanating from the Marquis of Queensbury rules," King said.

03-26-2009, 12:09 PM
It is not the first time this has happened and is just another piece of evidence to the fact that boxing is the worst pseudo sport in the world.

03-26-2009, 12:14 PM
"Incredible, undescribable, unfathomable, colossal, clash of heads" -- Don King of Adjectives

03-26-2009, 12:19 PM
Kahn a lightweight? :spit:

03-26-2009, 12:19 PM
Kiss my ass, Don King.

03-26-2009, 12:22 PM
This thread is worthless without pics

03-26-2009, 12:25 PM
Kiss my ass, Don King.

Ha! Hilarious!