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Controversy Surrounds Arnold Barboza's Split-Decision Win Over Sean McComb

Arnold Barboza's victory over Sean McComb on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn has sparked controversy and criticism, with many questioning the judges' decision. The split-decision win left the crowd stunned, with boos echoing through the arena before the main event between Haney and Garcia.



Arnold Barboza


The outcome of the fight has also drawn attention from fellow fighters, particularly those who Barboza has called out in the past. Shakur Stevenson, the WBC lightweight world champion, took to social media to express his disbelief, stating, "Arnold Barboza should never mention my name."


Former two-time junior welterweight world champion Regis Prograis also weighed in, noting that Barboza needed to change his approach in the fight. Stevenson responded to Prograis'

observation with a tweet of his own, suggesting that Barboza was losing the fight and labeling the decision as a "robbery."


Former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib joined the discussion, cautioning Barboza against calling out fighters like Stevenson and Teofimo Lopez, stating that Barboza is "nowhere near that level."


Prior to his fight against McComb, Barboza had expressed interest in facing Stevenson at the junior welterweight limit. Stevenson, who is planning a return to the ring in July, has yet to respond to Barboza's call-out following the controversial decision.

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