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Robson Conceicao files complaint with WBC over decision loss to Oscar Valdez

Conceicao will try to appeal his loss but probably shouldn’t hold his breath.

Oscar Valdez v Robson Conceição Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Robson Conceicao has now filed a formal complaint with the WBC organization stemming from his unanimous decision loss to Oscar Valdez this past weekend. Conceicao gave Valdez much more difficulty than most expected, but still ended up on the short end of a unanimous decision. There were plenty who were critical of the official result, specifically a 117-110 card in favor of Valdez — for which that judge has recently apologized.

Conceicao’s specific grievances outline in his complaint largely surround the officiating in the fight (he had been deducted a point for the same exact infraction Valdez was only warned for), the judging, and of course the fact that Valdez was allowed to defend his belt in the first place after testing positive for phentermine leading into the fight.

If Conceicao has his way with this complaint, he’ll either get an immediate rematch or be placed as the mandatory challenger in the #1 contender position. For now we’ll just have to wait and see what traction this complaint gets.

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