The controversy is not really over.
While the fire around his disqualification in +91 kg began to fall, Mourad Aliev officially contested his elimination, this Sunday at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
"Mourad Aliev requests the cancellation" of this disqualification, and "the authorization to resume the fight from the start of the second round, with a different referee and judges", explains CAS.
The court will decide "as soon as possible".
" It is a scandal "
The only Frenchman still competing in this Olympic boxing tournament, Mourad Aliev was disqualified for a head butt to his opponent, the British Frazer Clarke. During the fight, his opponent had to receive treatment twice for the left brow bone, which led the referee to sanction the Frenchman. A decision experienced as an injustice, because he seemed to dominate the fight after a given first round winning 3 judges to 2. The boxer then went around in circles in the ring, going to see his opponent to tell him "it is I who won ”. The tricolor was then sat on the edge of the ring several minutes after the decision, refusing to move.
🥊🇫🇷 French boxer Mourad Aliev was disqualified because of several head butts to his opponent.
an unfair decision according to the French fighter.
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“They admit that they made a mistake but as it is written they cannot go back on the decision. It's a scandal, ”Aliev denounced on France Televisions. This Monday, the director of the cell in charge of organizing the tournament within the IOC had confirmed his elimination, sanctioning no longer the headbutt but his “unsportsmanlike behavior” once the disqualification was pronounced. The French "acted disrespectfully towards the referee", "used profanity through clear gestures", hit a camera and "created a very tense atmosphere", had listed the Australian Wayne Rose. We have certainly not finished hearing about it.