The overturned ruling to a no contest comes after an attraction by Eddie Alvarez and an almost three-week evaluation by the promotion.
Eddie Alvarez’s most up-to-date disqualification loss to Iuri Lapicus at ONE on TNT 1 has been modified to a no-contest, after an intensive evaluation by a ONE Championship panel, as first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
Alvarez had been disqualified from his latest bout towards Lapicus after showing to land a number of unlawful punches to the again of his opponent’s head.
The choice by ONE Championship was made unanimously by a panel of 15 completely different officers; together with from ONE Championship and unbiased referees. After Alvarez’s camp appealed the choice by referee Justin Brown following the loss, it was deemed that Brown had made a “procedural misstep” in disqualifying the previous UFC and Bellator light-weight champion.
Alvarez appeared devastated and confused immediately following the disqualification loss, however the brand new ruling is definitely a contented ending to an unlucky scenario for all sides; together with ONE Championship.
The brand new ruling eliminates a possible distraction for Alvarez as he prepares for his subsequent struggle later this week
Alvarez had been coming off a submission win towards Eduard Folayang at ONE Championship: Daybreak of Heroes in Aug. 2019 through a rear-naked choke. He fell in his ONE Championship debut towards Timofey Nastyukhin through TKO at ONE Championship: A New Period.
Alvarez will make a fast turnaround from his April 7 no-contest this Wednesday at ONE on TNT 4 towards Rae Yoon Okay. Okay is simply days faraway from a dominant unanimous determination victory over Marat Gafurov at ONE on TNT 3.
The brand new ruling is a constructive for the 37-year-old Alvarez, who has additionally in latest weeks alluded to a possible boxing match with Corridor of Famer Oscar De La Hoya within the close to future.
Alvarez and Lapicus have but to remark publically on the overturned ruling. There is no such thing as a timetable for Lapicus’ return to competitors after a quick hospital keep following the struggle.
ONE on TNT 4 takes place on Wednesday, April 28, reside from Singapore. Observe together with FanSided for all of your reside information and highlights.