- Nicolas Pablo Demario bit Josue Vargas during their recent super lightweight bout
- The referee refused to disqualify Demario
- Vargas talks about the bite and his performance after the fight
Super lightweight boxer Nicolas Pablo Demario made the headlines not because of a notable performance but for almost being disqualified. Despite appearing to be getting the better of his opponent, Josue Vargas, Demario decided to bite his shoulder. It looks like he learned a thing or two from Mike Tyson.
Biting for no reason
In the fifth round of the pair’s eight-round battle, Demario was dominating Vargas. In fact, he even scored a huge knockdown after landing a devastating short left hook on his opponent. Moments after the knockdown, Demario bit Vargas’ right shoulder for unknown reason.
The fight went on
Demario’s bite on Vargas’ shoulder was hard and evident that it prompted the referee in charge to pause the fight. Many expected that Demario will be disqualified for bad sportsmanship and normally, fines and suspensions follow suit after a boxer bit his opponent. However, the referee decided to continue with the fight. Instead, the 28-year-old was just given a one point deduction.
Vargas felt the pain
For the most part, Demario was ahead in the scorecards. However, things took a turn in the later rounds and Vargas managed to bounce back and capitalize. After eight rounds of boxing, the Puerto Rican ended up securing a unanimous decision win.
Speaking to Boxing Scene after his 20th victory, Vargas admitted that he could’ve performed “way better.” When asked about Demario’s bite, he confessed that he felt tremendous pain in his shoulder that he “had to complain” to the referee.
“I’m not so excited about my performance,” Vargas said. “I felt like I could perform way better, but he definitely bit me hard in the shoulder. I had to complain. I had to complain cause it hurt it. [But] The most important thing, I got the victory.”
Vargas is looking forward to being booked for another fight in June. Demario, meanwhile, has to stay focused, having lost two consecutive fights.