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London Olympics 2012: ABAP Files Protest Over Mark Anthony Barriga’s Loss

By on Aug 4, 2012 in Asia, Boxing, Sports, World Comments

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Update: Barriga Protest Rejected by AIBA

The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) has filed a protest over light-flyweight Mark Anthony Barriga‘s loss against Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan in London Olympics 2012.

According to reports from local news sites on Saturday, August 4, 2012, ABAP executive director Ed Picson filed a protest before the International Amateur Boxing Association after Barriga lost to Zhakypov at a close 16-17 score.

Reports said that ABAP will protest the fact that Barriga was only warned once before being penalized, when international amateur boxing rules said that a boxer has to be warned three times before incurring a penalty. The point deduction was crucial in determining the winner as the bout was won by just a single point lead.

A $500 protest bond has already been placed and decision is expected within the day, reports said.

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