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WBC orders Gaballo-Rodriguez rematch after controversial win

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 03:42 PM January 27, 2021
Reymart Gaballo Emmanuel Rodriguez

Reymart Gaballo. Photo from Showtime Boxing’s Twitter

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino prospect Reymart Gaballo will get the chance to prove his controversial win over Emmanuel Rodriguez was no fluke.

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered a rematch between Gaballo and Rodriguez after the Polomolok, South Cotabato native escaped with a split decision win last month in Connecticut, USA.

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The outcome raised eyebrows as many were convinced that Rodriguez did enough to win the bout. Rodriguez’s camp officially put the bout under protest.

“After a formal appeal was received by the WBC a committee of ring officials completed a thorough analysis and review of the match, resulting in the order of free negotiations for an immediate rematch between Gaballo and Rodríguez,” the WBC announced as posted on boxingscene.com.

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The two judges scored the fight, 116-112 and 115-113 for Gaballo, who claimed the WBC interim belt, while the other had it 118-110 for Rodriguez.

The victory kept the 24-year-old Gaballo undefeated at 24-0 with 20 knockouts while Rodriguez, the former IBF champion, dropped to 19-2, 12 KOs.

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