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Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing to appeal Hamazaryan vs Mattice

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. / ORANGE, Calif. (July 23, 2018) – Artie Pelullo,
co-promoter of lightweight Zhora Hamazaryan will be appealing the outcome
of last Friday’s Zhora Hamazaryan – Thomas Mattice fight with the Iowa

Pelullo spoke to Iowa Commissioner Joe Walsh right after the fight on Friday,
which took place at the WinnaVegas Casino.

The bout was seen by a nationally televised audience as the co-feature of a
ShoBox: The New Generation card on SHOWTIME.

In the fight, Hamazaryan scored an explosive 2nd round knockdown; rocked
Mattice several more times, and dominated the action. Hamazaryan badly
hurt Mattice in round seven. Most people who saw the fight thought that
Hamazayan won 6 rounds to 2, plus the 2nd round knockdown.

Hall of Fame SHOWTIME announcer Steve Farhood called the decision the one
of the worst in the history of the series, while his fellow Hall of Fame
broadcaster Barry Tompkins went even farther by calling it the worst
decision in 40 years.


Hamazaryan co-promoter, Artie Pelullo said, “I spoke to commissioner Joe
Walsh right after the fight. I informed him that we were going to appeal
the decision, and he understood our position, and he said that we are
within our rights to appeal.”

Hamazaryan is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.