Promoter: Agent sent wrong fighter

Updated: March 5, 2012, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino promoter says he is filing a complaint to the Mexican Boxing Commission against an agent who sent the wrong boxer to fight IBF international featherweight champion Rey Bautista.

ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer said Monday his organization intends to sue the Mexican agent, Hugo Correa.

Bautista was expected to fight Genaro "Poblanito" Garcia, who has a 38-8 record. Instead, a heavier boxer with a poorer record called Genaro "Panterita" Garcia turned up.

The fight went ahead but ALA said beforehand that tickets would be refunded. Garcia was knocked out in the second round.


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