Chicago, IL, Wednesday, July 31, 2013–Following Yakubu Amidu’s impressive outing on Friday night against Juan Carlos Burgos, which resulted in a controversial draw between the lightweights, Amidu’s promoter, Bobby Hitz is demanding a rematch.
“Yakubu was the aggressor all night, he matched Burgos punch for punch and dominated him in the 11th but the judges had him losing that round. After watching the replay I am conﬁdent that round and the ﬁght should have gone to Yakubu,” said Hitz. “Yakubu took this fight on less than two weeks notice and impressed everyone with his performance. The crowd felt he was robbed. There is not one person who feels that we did not get robbed or at least deserves a rematch.”
Hitz is not alone in his belief that Yakubu deserves a rematch with Burgos. Steve Kim of Max Boxing on Friday night Steve Kim (@stevemaxboxing) of Max Boxing tweeted:
“Ok, it’s clear, Burgos and Amidu need to have a rematch. Give them a third of what Ward is asking to face a stiff on HBO… #boxing #FNF”
“Yakubu started the 11th strong, ended it strong and won 2 minutes and 40 seconds out of 3 minutes. In my opinion he won the round,” said Hitz. “Yakubu deserved a better outcome.”
Amidu joins Donatas Bondas, who fought # 1 rated Brian Vera, and Andrey Fedosov, who took on the highly rated Bryant Jennings, as members of the Hitz team who have impressed national TV audiences this year.
“Donatas’s fight was stopped recklessly by ref Charlie Fitch of New York, who did not know how to communicate with him. Meanwhile, Fedosov was in a position to beat Jennings but a questionable call by a fight doctor ended that bout prematurely,” said Hitz. “This should serve notice that when Hitz fighters are given a chance to perform on national TV there are going to give 150 percent in the ring and I owe it to them to fight for them outside of the ring.”