The Sun: Foreign boxers fake stats to land lucrative fights with UK champs, a Georgian insider claims
28 February, 2017
The Sun: Foreign boxers fake stats to land lucrative fights with UK champs, a Georgian insider claims
“Fights against Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte are among those alleged to have been hit by the scam,” The Sun says.
“A Georgian boxer says only three of their home fights were real and they never had a medical check.

Questions have also been raised over fighters’ records from four other European countries.

It is feared near 100 British boxers may have faced foreign fighters with dodgy paperwork and Matchroom Boxing says it “rings real alarm bells”.

Pro fighters from
ex-Soviet bloc countries earn just £15 a fight at home — but can make up to £2,000 on the continent.

Managers fudge paperwork to send boxers to Britain as punch bags, taking half the cash, it is claimed.

The source, who cannot be named over safety fears, said: “It is a scandal.

Top fighters in Georgia are faking records to land fights with European boxers.”

In total, 89 Brits have fought rivals from the former Soviet republic, who the fighter believes puffed their records.

Chisora and Whyte both saw off Georgian heavyweight Beka Lobjanidze before their Brit title clash in Manchester in December.
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Whyte and Lobjanidze met in 2015 in another of the now-controversial bouts

Our source claims the Georgian made up bouts on website BoxRec.com to seal those fights.

Promoter Frank Warren said: “BoxRec’s the Bible of our business. I’m shocked. We look up records on BoxRec and agents in the country arrange the fights.

“Each country’s governing body approves fights on BoxRec, so if this is true the countries’ own bodies are in on it.

“If this is going on I will do everything I can to help sort it.”

BoxRec’s John Sheppard says they are now asking Georgia and others for video evidence of bouts.

Responding to claims from our source that Georgians even fake these, he said: “It is possible.

“We only ask for videos if the commission is on the Naughty List. Georgia is on the Very Naughty List.”

Anthony Leaver, of Matchroom, added: “If any fighter, not just in Eastern Europe, is doing this then it is a serious concern.

“If this is proved to be the case it would raise real alarm bells.”

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