July 23, 2005 - Bernard Hopkins' appeal of his split decision loss of the undisputed world middleweight championship to Jermain Taylor last Saturday has been denied by the Nevada Athletic Commission..
Hopkins Files Appeal with Nevada Commission
20.07.05 - Bernard Hopkins has filed an appeal to the Nevada Athletic Commission for a review and reconsideration of the decision of last Saturday night's middleweight championship bout against Jermain Taylor. Hopkins appeal is based on the rules governing the Nevada Athletic Commission and the scoring of the 12th round for Taylor by veteran judge Duane Ford. In addition Hopkins has sent a letter to the World Boxing Association (WBA) requesting a review of the controversial scoring and an immediate rematch pursuant to the rules of the organization. Hopkins is considering similar appeals to the WBC and IBF.