Controversial Result In
David Navarro vs. Diuhl Olguin Fight
The featherweight bout between David Navarro and Diuhl
Olguin, ended in controversial fashion when Navarro was cut
from what was ruled a punch just 21 seconds before the bell
of the sixth and final round of their bout at The Mohegan
Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Navarro was well on his way to his 3rd win without a loss,
when he was he was cut from what he believes was an elbow
from Olguin. The Scorecard (shown below) had Navarro
comfortably ahead by scores of 50-45 twice and 49-46.
"He said it was a elbow, and right after that, they walked
to us and told us that the fight was an eight-rounder.
Thinking that, I told him to box in the final round. The cut
was not even bleeding until late in the round. I don't even
know why they stopped it. We were in the corner and told us
it was an eight-round fight. I have no idea why they changed
to an eight-round fight during 6th round. The cutman did a
great job on the cut. The referee called a break with 21
seconds and took him to the doctor and that why they called.
David felt an elbow. I did not see a punch," said Navarro's
trainer Robert Garcia.
"This is a very unfortunate situation for a promising young
kid with a big future. I plan to immediately work with my
team to petition this ruling to be overturned," said Tm
VanNewhouse, who manages Navarro under the Split-T