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Philippines files diplomatic protest

Updated: February 15, 2012, 9:45 AM ET
Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest to the Argentine government after fans attacked a Filipino fighter in the ring after winning the title bout.

John Riel Casimero and members of his team were kicked and assaulted when fans in Mar Del Plata hurled chairs and stormed the ring following his 10th-round knockout of local fighter Luis Alberto Lazarte in the IBF junior flyweight championship.

Philippine foreign affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said Wednesday ...

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