Rian Scalia for BloodyElbow: “Fake fights & dangerous mismatches: Inside Argentina’s boxing underworld”

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/11/2/13482778/fake-fights-dangerous-mismatches-inside-the-underworld-argentina-boxing-feature-story

One of the most interesting boxing pieces I’ve read all year.

#TraffickingofHumanFlesh in the form of fabricated records, sham contests, corrupt conflicts of interest, a dirty Boxrec editor, gross safety hazards, and boxers fighting under the identities of other, deceased, fighters…sometimes against each other!

I’d say this was all hilarious if it wasn’t so disgustingly dangerous & money driven.

We already know that similar practices go on in Eastern European countries, where boxers build up fake records so they can come to the UK & be bowled over, and who knows where else.

Only in the wild west of fight sports.

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