Speaking on last night's BBC Radio 5 Live coverage of Katie Taylor's title unification victory over Delfine Persoon, former world champion, Carl Frampton, branded the result a 'disgraceful decision.'
Taylor scored a narrow 95-95, 96-94, 96-94 victory after a ten round war, with many in doubt over who was the deserving winner. Frampton, however, was adament the decision should have gone to Persoon:
"The judges have got it wrong and it is heartbreaking to see Delfine Persoon in tears. I thought she won that fight by miles and that was a disgraceful decision."
"I genuinely believe Persoon won that fight by an absolute mile." - @RealCFrampton
Delphine Persoon leaves the Madison Square Garden ring in floods of tears. 😢
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His BBC colleague, David Haye, echoed Frampton's sentiment:
"That is not the sight you want to see where someone has given everything in the gym but they do not get the decision because of the political power. Delfine Persoon is going to be heartbroken by that."
Speaking after the fight, promoter Eddie Hearn claimed that he had scored it as a draw, before going on to say that Taylor was more than willing to give Persoon a rematch if the result was any way in doubt.
"She said to me 'If there’s any doubt that I didn’t win the fight we’ve got to do it again.' She asked me, I told her that I had it a draw, and she turned around and said that we’ve got to do it again."
Taylor's win means she is now the WBO, WBA IBF and WBC world lightweight champion.