Mike Weaver, who lost his World Boxing Association heavyweight title last week to Michael Dokes, has apologized to the Nevada Athletic Commission for remarks he made after the bout.
In a telegram to commission chairman Sig Rogich, Weaver said he did not mean to imply the commission was involved in any alleged "fix." Weaver said "although I did not agree with the referee's decision," he wanted to offer his "sincerest apology" for the remarks.
The title bout ended suddenly when referee Joey Curtis stopped the fight at 1:03 of the first round with Weaver offering no resistance to Dokes. Weaver said at a press conference after the fight that he thought there had been a conspiracy to pick a referee who would stop the bout quickly . . .
Boxers in New Jersey will need a document listing their fights so state officials can monitor their recovery between bouts, Robert Lee, deputy state athletic commissioner, said.
In addition, the state's present scoring system involving two judges and a referee will be abandoned in favor of three judges and a nonscoring referee. Both changes will take effect Jan. 1.
Lee said neither change is a result of the death of Duk Koo Kim, who died several days after he was stopped in a World Boxing Association lightweight title fight against Ray Mancini Nov. 13.