Nicolas Pablo Demario had just floored Josue Vargas on the fifth round of their boxing match and was ahead on the judges scorecards, when he just inexplicably decided to bite his opponent.
Vargas winced in pain, and as the referee paused the action, there was blood and a bite mark on his shoulder. The blatant foul and his reasoning behind it was already bizarre, but to add to the weird situation, the referee just allows the fight to continue.
Instead of an instant disqualification like in other cases of this foul, the referee just decided to dock a point and let the fight go on.
“That’s a DQ, bro. Biting?! That’s a DQ!” the commentator reacted to the point deduction. “Wow. Are you kidding me?”
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) March 27, 2022