When someone wins an Olympic medal one tends to expect that they will have a great professional career, at very least they will be expected to win on their debut. That however wasn't the case for Olympic 2012 Bronze medal winner Yamaguchi Falcao (0-0-0-1) who began his career with a rare double DQ.

Falcao, one of two talented Brazilian brothers, made his debut this past Saturday night fighting against Argentinian
Fidel Rios (10-0-2-1, 4) the Latin spirit of both men boiled over in to the contest.

The fight, which hadn't been the cleanest of battles, saw both men fighting after the bell to end round 2. Rather than give both men warnings the referee, José Bezerra, decided to just disqualify both men prior to the start of round 3, a decision which appeared to please no one.

From various reports Rios spat at either Falcao or the referee, whilst Falcao was said to have commented that the decision by the referee has deprived the
Brazilian people of what they had been wanting to see. From footage released, Rios had already been deducted a point for use of the head and the bout showed no sign of being "well fought".

Falcao is now expected to head to the US to fight away from the Brazilian public and referees like Mr Bezerra...which ironically sounds a bit like "bizarre-a"

Every so often we stumble on a somewhat obscure bout and feel it belongs on this site for one reason or another. The most recent one that we've seen is from 2009 as the hard hitting Solomon Haumono (15-0-1, 14) took on the novice Royce Sio (1-0, 1).

The bout it's self was in Australia despite the fact neither man was born there. Haumono was born in New Zealand whilst Sio was form Samoa. This however meant there was Tongan's, Samoan's, Australians and probably some Kiwi's all in the crowd. Lets be honest if there are some people you don't wanna piss off, it's the Tongan's and Samoans who are typically strong, powerful people who know how to fight when they need to.

Unfortunately the bout saw Sio forgetting how boxing worked and after dropping Haumono after about 10 of the bout he landed 2 more shots forcing the referee's hand and forcing himself to be disqualified.

Apparently after the bout Sio was rushed out of the venue before the crowd could get their hands on him with the promoter allegedly fearing for Sio's life.

Interestingly both men continue with the sport. Sio would fight just once more, almost 2 years later, dropping a decision to Michael Kirby. Haumono on the other hand continues to fight and earlier this week advanced his record to 21-2-2 (19) thanks to a 3rd round TKO over Brazil's Marcelo Nascimento.

The video of the bout is courtesy of supersmasher99