Hector Afu, the referee for the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Diriyah Arena, Riyadh bout, was trolled on social media for alleged ‘bad calls’ on Sunday.
Jake Paul lost the first game of his career by split decision and his British opponent took his record to 9-0.
“All respect to Tommy – he won,” Paul said. “And don’t judge me by my wins. Judge me by my losses. I’ll come back. I think we deserve that rematch. It was a great fight, a close fight. I don’t know if I agree with the judges. I got a 10-8 round – twice. So, it is what it is. … This is definitely a humbling experience. I’ll take it on the chin. Get back in the gym and we can run it back.”
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The referee was trolled on social media.
“I already said hector afu worst ref of recent times,” a social media user said.
“Hector Afu has always been a terrible ref. A classic WBC shill getting the big assignments,” another one added.
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Who is Hector Afu?
Hector Afu was born in Panama City, Panama. In 2019, he won the coveted “WBC Referee of the Year Award” during the 57th WBC Annual Convention at the Oasis Grand Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The 54-year-old has been an international boxing referee since 2003.
In 2019, Afu was the referee in the battle in which Ukrainian former cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk debuted in heavyweights stopping in seven chapters American Chazz Witherspoon at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.