had “ever seen”, and Boxing Monthly writer Matthew Scott who described Hope as “dominating” the bout and the result as “baffling”.
Thankfully the WBC did review the bout just days later and awarded the win to Hope with scores of 117-111 on all 3 cards and subsequently suspended two judges, Visuth Yingaupagarn and Pongpan Rattanasutorn, who had originally scored the bout a draw and a win to Petchsuriya.
Of course not awful decisions are sorted out afterwards, but that one was. Unlike the terrible decisions in bouts such as Teiru Kinoshita Vs Cyborg Nawatedani, Keita Obara Vs Walter Castillo or Arthur Villanueva Vs McJoe Arroyo, all of which remained with the “incorrect” result.
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