Mohamed Mimoune claims fight fans have no interest in a ‘corrupt’ Golden Contract light welterweight final, suggesting they would prefer to see him rather than Tyrone McKenna fight Ohara Davies in the decider.
The French fighter exited the innovative tournament at the semi final having been outpointed by Belfast’s McKenna.
The fight was tight, tense, extremely exciting, and even more controversial.
Mimoune, the commentators, and many fans online queried the scoring and having the Toulouse southpaw winning.
Conspiracy theorists argued MTK had ensured the final everyone wanted will play out and enabled McKenna’s progression to set up the Davies grudge match.
However, Mimoune now claims that is not the final the fans want to see and has all but called for himself to be reinstated.
The former European champion got in contact with Irish-boxing.com to have his say and didn’t hold back.
“My fight with McKenna was very serious it shocked the boxing world. Anyone that seen the fight was shocked by the result,” Mimoune said.
“I watched it several times and I, like everyone, noted the result was wrong. Sky Sports television and ESPN, who gave me the fight 8-2, all know I won.”
“I won that semifinal by a distance and in sight of the boxing world. The British fans now want to see Mimoune in the final. They don’t want a corrupted final that no-one will watch,” he adds before hitting out further at the judges.
“For me, the judges were incompetent or racist. I could never steal a fight from a fighter who won 8-2 on TV in front of the whole world. You’d have to be crazy or mean especially knowing that we train hard.”
The defeat obviously still cuts deep and Mimoune is certainly angry.
That ire isn’t kept for the judges alone. The 32-year-old is upset with McKenna despite the fact the pair went to war and ‘The Mighty Celt,’ who has put forward a strong argument as to why his hand was raised, had nothing to do with how the bout was scored.
He suggests he softened McKenna for Davies and is adamant the Golden Contract winner would do all they can to avoid him.
“I wish someone would ask them if either would want to box me after their corrupt final. I already know their answer!”
“I also think McKenna won’t be the same boxer. He spent too much against me during the 10 rounds. If the fight went twelve he would have been knocked out heavy.”
“McKenna was damaged in our fight and I think I have already done the work for Ohara Davies.”