Cameroon-born boxer, Hassan N’Dam victory on Saturday May 20, has been shot-lived following the World Boxing Association,WBA, recent demand for a rematch.
Hassan N’Dam was awarded victory over Ryota Murata in Tokyo during a middleweight world title fight. .
N’Dam who was sent to the canvas in the fourth round after being caught by a powerful right cross, seemed to be in survival mode for the rest of the contest. However, two of the three judges, had controversially given victory to 33-year-old in the end.
Speaking on the controversy, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, WBA president said his scorecard is 117-110 for Murata. ‘First of all, let me apologise to Ryota Murata, Teiken Promotions and all Japanese boxing fans. ‘There are no words to repair the damage… I will demand the Championships Committee to order a direct rematch. ‘I am disappointed with the controversy. My goal is to have clear decisions and prove transparency to all boxing fans.’
The defeat was 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Murata’s first as a professional after 12 straight wins, while N’Dam improved his record to 36-2.