Controvery In Missouri As Prather Is Declared UBO Champion

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UBO  -  Universal Boxing Organization™

The setting was nothing short of amazing, with a reported crowd of 11.000 spectators at the Great Southern Bank Arena in Springfield, Missouri.


Two fighters, Antonio Woods and Deshawn Prather, with excellent records fighting for the Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Continental (North America) Middleweight title in the main event, and expectations were high all around.

Unfortunately it turned out to be anticlimactic, as the fight ended already in the second round with Prather declared the winner by disqualification.

While it was too early to determine how the fight would turn out if it went long, Woods appeared on his way to take control in the first round, winning it on all three judges scorecards.


As the fighters clinched early in round two, referee Keith Bell asked them to break, after which Woods threw and landed a jab on Prather, who turned away, holding his eye.

It didn't look as if it was a serious blow which would end the fight, but Prather told the ringside doctor that he could not see and continue, and since it was a foul the Missouri rules say that the boxer committing the foul must be disqualified.

It was an unfortunate ending for everyone involved, and the crowd didn't hide their displeasure. Woods loses for the first time, controversially, dropping to 12-1 (10), and Prather, now 18-1 (2), becomes champion in a manner no-one prefers.

A rematch is warranted to allow both fighters a chance to set the record straight, but only time will tell if that will happen.







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