On Wednesday the Belgian boxing federation filed a complaint with the four international federations, the WBC, but also with the WBO, the WBA and the IBF. The Belgian federation sees this as a way of airing their unhappiness with the result of Saturday’s fight and hopes to trigger a rematch.
In his letter to the WBC Persoon’s coach speaks of a “disgraceful decision” and voices disappointment the WBC didn’t send a referee to the fight.
“This result is a disgrace for the sport of boxing and everybody except a few Irish fans shares this view. Delfine wants her green belt back and doesn’t want her WBC belt to be handed over in this way.”