A little background: Johnriel Casimero (Filipino boxer) and Luis Alberto Lazarten (Argentinian boxer) took part in a bout in Mar del Plata in Argentina. Long story short, Casimero won which sparked chaos. Lazarte’s fans, who couldn’t accept the defeat, threw water bottles, chairs, glasses and debris at Casimero’s team; no one from that corner was spared from physical abuse. All hell broke loose cause there was this guy that entered the ring and threw punches. There were fists being thrown at them as the security guards try to escort them out, but was outnumbered. What a scene…
A little commentary: Being the long-winded and opinionated moron that I am, obviously I’m going to dedicate a post regarding this riot. The reason why I’m appalled by this is not because Filipinos were attacked, but the display of poor sportmanship and irrational behavior from Lazarte’s fans. Even if your favorite boxer lost, at least respect the winner and have the decency to properly consider his feelings. Imagine, you won a title, about to celebrate your victory, but flying chairs sends you running for your safety. I would be scared shitless. I also didn’t like the fact that Lazarte acted as if he was wronged when he executed several dirty tricks on Casimero. And wtf yo! Lack of security! After the chaos, Lazarte and his promoter apologized to Casimero personally.
I’m not sure how to react to this without ruffling any feathers.
Filipino Boxer Johnreil Casimero beat Argentinan Luis Alberto Lazarten in a bout in Mar del Plata in Argentina in TKO 10th round.
Argentinian fans reacted to the loss by throwing plastic bottles, plastic chairs, towels, papers and other sorts of debris to the Filipino Team. The final straw was when a guy climbed up in the ring and started throwing punches and all hell broke loose.
I’m just disgusted at how so many people reacted. Filipinos have had their share of losses but we have never reciprocated in that manner.