The Canadian Welterweight Championship was decided on Tuesday (13 June) at Halifax in Nova Scotia but not before the spectators were treated to two matches-one between boxers Clyde Gray and Ray Chavez and the other between their managers after Chavez was counted out.
SV Interior Clyde Gray against Ray Chavez, Gray attacking Chavez (Clyde Gray red shorts) Gray knocks out Chavez ZOOM INTO Chavez on floor Chavez counted out by referee and Gray proclaimed winner, ZOOM INTO two boxers and managers, two managers lash out at each other and Chavez attacks Gray's manager General punch-up and police enter ring PULL OUT to GV of aftermath of fight.
SV Interior replay of Gray and Chavez boxing, and Chavez knock out and fight after match
ANNOUNCER: "This was the third meeting between Clyde Gray and Ray Chavez. The first was a draw, but in the second just over a year ago in Montreal, Chavez took the title. Last night at Halifax Metro Centre, Clyde Gray went in to get the title back, and he controlled the fight from the outset, winning all of the first four rounds as we pick up the action halfway through the fifth."
REPORTER: "Gray has held the centre of the ring. He's been scoring with that left. Another good left from Clyde Gray, and Chavez staggers into the ropes. Gray will hit with a right .... and a left. Chavez is down. (indistinct) I think Chavez will be back up. He hasn't been hurt that badly. But Percy Perris has called the fight. Percy Perris has called the fight over. Chavez has been counted out. And bedlam has broken loose. Clyde Gray and Ray Chavez-and now Irv Ungerman and Roger Larivee are mixing it up in the corner-in Chavez's corner-this has turned into a brawl between the managers. Irv Ungerman and Roger Larivee; and Percy Perris tries to break them up. And now Ray Chavez goes after Irv Ungerman. And now someone from Chavez's corner has gone after someone from Ungerman's corner. The police have moved into the ring. Ray Chavez has gone after Irv Ungerman-he's gone after him now. Irv Ungerman trying to defend himself against Ray Chavez." (indistinct)
ANNOUNCER: "Confusion after the fight centred on the count. Many people felt Chavez could have gone on, and thought he was counted out too quickly. We asked embattled referee Percy Perris what happened with the knockdown and the deciding ten count after the fight."
PERRIS: "I put the guy in his corner, and then on the count of four I picked the time up from the gongs, you know, and then I called it seven eight, nine, ten, and he only started to get up then but it was too late, I'd already counted ten. Chavez was not up. He was not up on the count of ten."
REPORTER: "So you called the fight."
PERRIS: "He was not up on the count of ten, no."
REPORTER: "Irv Ungerman, what happened after the fight?"
UNGERMAN: "Well I went over to Larivee and told him-I don't know what I said to him, but I let him know we got even for what they robbed us for in Montreal, and he got mad and swung at me. He connected and then I stayed right on top until I put him down and let him have a few shots."
REPORTER: "Would you ever consider giving Chavez another shot at the title?"
UNGERMAN: "Not that guy, not if he was the last ..... they're out and out thieves. I'm having nothing to do with them."
REPORTER: "So it ended in violence and disorder. With Clyde Gray regaining the Canadian Welterweight title he lost last year. To vindicate Referee Perris, our replay showed that Chavez was actually down for 11 and a half seconds, and did get the benefit of the doubt. Don Martin CBC Sports."
The matter did not end there. Ungerman and Larivee were both fined 500 dollars each by the Halifax Boxing Commission. Both were suspended until the fines are paid.
REPORTER: DON MARTIN
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Background: The Canadian Welterweight Championship was decided on Tuesday (13 June) at Halifax in Nova Scotia but not before the spectators were treated to two matches-one between boxers Clyde Gray and Ray Chavez and the other between their managers after Chavez was counted out. CBC Reporter Don Martin was there.