Mary Romero falls in Istanbul and feels “robbed”

Mary Romero (8-3-0, 2 KO) feels robbed. The Spanish traveled to Istanbul to face local Seren Cetin (11-0-0, 7 KO) for the WBC Silver bantamweight title, a belt that would have left her at the gates to contest the World Cup in the category. But Ella Mary hasn’t been able to bring home the belt after going down by unanimous decision. “They have robbed us and that’s it. But the most disappointing thing is that, that there was a Spanish referee”, the Spanish shared in a video on her Instagram account.

The local came out strong, trying to take control of the fight, looking for the center of the ring. Romero threw good hands, and both exchanged blows without fear. Cetin took advantage of his size to connect blows from long distance. Mary turned up the intensity, closing the distance and scoring with good hands. began to be more accurate the Spanish, but the judges did not value the performance of the Spanish. In the seventh round, Romero was stripped of a point for “going with his head.”

Seren Cetin retained his WBC Silver from the Bantamweight and took the World Division eliminator with a questionable unanimous decision win. The Spanish did not hesitate to give her opinion after the fight on her Instagram account. “I feel a little robbed. And having a Spanish referee, that we don’t look after ours… even more disappointed. I feel like empty. But nothing, the job is done, nothing happens, and continue. It is what it is, is what happens when we go outside, that if you don’t tear off his head… They have robbed us and that’s it. But the most disappointing thing is that, that there was a Spanish referee. I don’t know how these things happen, that we don’t look out for our own,” Romero explained, outraged.

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