The Gonzalez vs Rungvisai scorecard was a major bone of contention in their world title fight this past weekend at Madison Square Garden. Lets take a look at it.
The Gonzalez vs Rungvisai scorecard came in for a lot of flack from fans across the globe, as previously unbeaten super-flyweight kingpin Roman Gonzalez suffered his first defeat in his professional boxing career because of it.
Up to that point he had become (by most) the universally recognized pound for pound number one fighter on Earth.
A four-weight world champion and was fast on the pursuit of Floyd Mayweather and Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 within the sport.
Alas, it wasn’t meant to be for him.
He dropped a majority decision this past weekend to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai who also took Gonzalez’ WBC world super-flyweight title and dropped Gonzalez’ record to 46-1-38KO.
Here is the highly contentious Gonzalez vs Rungvisai scorecard below – to see just exactly how the judges in New York saw things:
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As per above’s official New York State Athletic Commission Gonzalez vs Rungvisai scorecard, 114-112,114-112 and 113-113 giving Srisaket Sor Rungvisai a majority decision.
It’s difficult to see how they came to this decision with Gonzalez controlling large amounts of the fight in what was exactly that, a fight.
Rungvisai performed excellently to his credit and the bout itself was one of the best of the weekend to watch.
Some suggested afterwards that the judges might have been swayed slightly by the physical damage inflicted on Gonzalez, in that he suffered a bad cut in the fight early on from an apparent clash of heads / headbutt.
Although this would have looked bad with the amount of blood pouring from his face at times, blood doesn’t win fights in all fairness.