Australian boxing icon Jeff Fenech has been awarded the Globe Boxing Council’s super-featherweight belt 31 many years following becoming denied the title in a controversial draw versus Azumah Nelson.
A panel of WBC judges reassessed the June 28, 1991 struggle at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas which lasted 12 rounds and resulted in Nelson holding his belt. That final decision was greatly criticised by boxing pundits and Fenech later on explained he was by no means the identical fighter soon after it.
“This time it was a UD (unanimous selection) for ‘The Marrackville Mauler.’ That helps make a grand total of 4 WBC belts for him,” the WBC stated in a assertion on the reassessment.
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Just one of his country’s biggest boxers, Fenech held the IBF bantamweight title from 1985 to 1987, the WBC tremendous-bantamweight title from 1987 to 1988 and the WBC featherweight title from 1988 to 1990. “It would’ve intended much more to me back when I definitely received the combat. But for them, the WBC, to do this is so exclusive,” Fenech, 58, advised Information Corp media.
“Far out, it implies so considerably to me.”
Prior to Nelson, Fenech experienced gained 25 straight fights. He and Ghanaian Nelson had a rematch in Melbourne a year afterwards, with the Australian knocked out in the eighth round in front of a enormous crowd at Princes Park.
The pair reunited for one more bout in Melbourne in 2008 when they ended up the two middle aged, which Fenech won by the vast majority conclusion.