Lazarte banned from participating in any future IBF related fights
By Allan Fox: Former IBF light flyweight champion Luis Alberto Lazarte (49-11-2, 18 KO’s) has reportedly been banned in participating in any future International Boxing Federation related fights, according to fightnews.com.
This stems from Lozarte’s fight last Saturday night against Johnriel Casimero (16-2, 10 KO’s) in which the 40-year-old Lazarte allegedly threatened the referee Eddie Claudio after having a point deducted in the 6th round of the fight. Lazarte was eventually stopped in the 10th round by Casimero after getting dropped twice in the 9th round and a final time in the 10th. Lazarte’s fans didn’t seem to care too much for the stoppage and reacted with anger, throwing chairs in the ring and attacking Casimero and his team members.
IBF President Daryl Peoples sent a letter to the Argentina Boxing Federation President Osvaldo Bisbal telling him that the videotape of the after fight riot has been handed over to the Argentinian police department for them to try and identify those who attacked Casimero and his team members. In addition to that, Peoples said that Lazarte was banned from taking part in any IBF related fights in Argentina or elsewhere around the world.
This has got to really Lazarte, because he’s ranked #1 by the IBF in the light flyweight division and he’s not currently ranked by any of the other alphabet sanctioning bodies at that weight. His promoter can likely get him ranked with no problems but it’s got to hurt losing the ability to fight in any of the IBF related bouts because Lazarte has such a high ranking with them.
In winning the fight, Casimero captured the interim IBF light flyweight. It’s a good win but I can’t see him beating IBF champion Ulises Solis, because that guy is a level above Casimero, who came into last Saturday’s fight with Lazarte having lost two out of his last three fights.