Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – JMB has learned that North Jersey’s Kevin Asmat and his trainer Diego Rosario met with New Jersey Athletic Commison head Larry Hazzard on Monday to dispute a timing discrepency regarding the fourth and final round of Asmat’s bantamweight fight against Dallas Holden.
Asmat (0-1), who was making his pro debut, seemed to be coasting to his first win of his career against his debuting opponent.
However, all three judges inexplicably saw the bout in favor of Holden (1-0) by a score of 39-37.
JMB scored the fight 39-37 in favor of the North Bergen product Asmat.
“The guy (Holden) is pretty good, but he did not do enough to win the bout, slapping me on the back with punches and throwing his mouth piece a couple of times, and I felt I did the more professional, clean, power shots and I should have gotten the decision easily,” Asmat said Friday night exclusively on JMB Radio.
“It was my responsible to dictate the fight, and I was hurting him with body shots, and the mouth piece kept coming out, and I didn’t get the chance to finish him,” he added.
On Sunday, it was learned that the fourth round did not go the full three minutes.
“It the moment, I did not notice in the moment, but I knew the moment the bell rang that I won the fight, I knew I had the decision, they gave him a hometown gift, and we are trying to fight it, to get it ruled a NC, because of the two-minute round.”
“We met with Larry and they told us we needed an actual recording of the fight. Not one that I have,” a clearly frustrated and upset Asmat told JMB exclusively on Tuesday.
“Its not right, its not fair, they are messing with my career, I would even welcome a rematch if they made it a NC”.
Rounds three and four footage below.