Austin Trout suing the corrupt WBO for $40 million

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BONG ZQUAD!!!!
Saw this the other day, the WBO's reasoning seemed fair enough from what I remember


Hope nothing comes of this, whilst it would be nice if the orgs were held responsible for their rankings making an example of one of them this one time isn't gonna do anything except fuck them big time
 

bballchump11

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Saw this the other day, the WBO's reasoning seemed fair enough from what I remember


Hope nothing comes of this, whilst it would be nice if the orgs were held responsible for their rankings making an example of one of them this one time isn't gonna do anything except fuck them big time
What was their reasoning?
 
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What was their reasoning?
It says in the article you linked lol

After losing to Erislandy Lara in 2014, Trout requested to enter the WBO's rankings and received a number 9 position. Trout then defeated Daniel Dawson, Luis Gradeja, Luis Galarza and Joey Hernandez in a 13-month span that according to the legal papers, allowed him to climb to the fourth place in the rankings - at a time when the world champion was Demetrius Andrade.

Because the two top rated contenders - Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Miguel Cotto - were fighting for the vacant WBC middleweight title in November 2015, coupled with the impediment of the third-ranked Michael Soro due to contractual problems with his promoter - it only left Trout is position for a world title shot.

But Trout claims he was eliminated from the rankings without just cause and replaced by Liam Smith, who would eventually win the vacant WBO world title.

WBO President Paco Valcarcel will be looking to have the case dismissed.

"When it appeared that our title would become vacant, Trout had signed on to face Joey Hernandez (in September 2015)," Valcárcel explained to El Vocero.

"And when (Trout) signed to fight Hernandez, he could not fight with Liam Smith [for the vacant belt]. Both Trout and Smith were removed (from the rankings) but Trout never requested that he be restored, which is his right to do so, and Smith [did request to be restored], and by our regulation we matched Smith against the next champion of the division, that was the champion of the NABO. Trout was simply committed to fighting with Joey Hernandez when the opportunity arose [to fight for the vacant belt]."
 
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bballchump11

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It says in the article you linked lol

After losing to Erislandy Lara in 2014, Trout requested to enter the WBO's rankings and received a number 9 position. Trout then defeated Daniel Dawson, Luis Gradeja, Luis Galarza and Joey Hernandez in a 13-month span that according to the legal papers, allowed him to climb to the fourth place in the rankings - at a time when the world champion was Demetrius Andrade.

Because the two top rated contenders - Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Miguel Cotto - were fighting for the vacant WBC middleweight title in November 2015, coupled with the impediment of the third-ranked Michael Soro due to contractual problems with his promoter - it only left Trout is position for a world title shot.

But Trout claims he was eliminated from the rankings without just cause and replaced by Liam Smith, who would eventually win the vacant WBO world title.

WBO President Paco Valcarcel will be looking to have the case dismissed.

"When it appeared that our title would become vacant, Trout had signed on to face Joey Hernandez (in September 2015)," Valcárcel explained to El Vocero.

"And when (Trout) signed to fight Hernandez, he could not fight with Liam Smith [for the vacant belt]. Both Trout and Smith were removed (from the rankings) but Trout never requested that he be restored, which is his right to do so, and Smith [did request to be restored], and by our regulation we matched Smith against the next champion of the division, that was the champion of the NABO. Trout was simply committed to fighting with Joey Hernandez when the opportunity arose [to fight for the vacant belt]."
oh :lol:

I guess I stopped a few paragraphs too late. Doing too much at once
 

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I hope he ruins them and that it sets the jurisprudence for others to also ruin the WBC and WBA.
 
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