De La Hoya’s Schaefer wants scoring clarification

Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, has raised the possibility of a scoring error after his business partner lost a split decision victory to new WBC light-middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather.

Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, has raised the possibility of a scoring error after his business partner lost a split decision victory to new WBC light-middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather maintained his unbeaten 38-0 record at the MGM but Schaefer could seek out officials from the Nevada Athletic Commission after he reviewed copies of the scorecards that were given by the commission to pay-per-view provider HBO.

He said: “For Oscar, they put a ’B’ for blue corner and Mayweather a ’R’ for red corner,” Schaefer said.

However, De La Hoya was in the red corner, while Mayweather was in the blue..

“I just want to make sure they are converted correctly on the summary scorecard. I’m convinced that it was an honest mistake.”

Keith Kizer, executive director for the commission, met with Schaefer following the post-fight media conference to review the sheets and believes that any queries have already been answered.

“As far as I am concerned there is no longer an issue,” Kizer said.

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