WBA suspend two judges over N'Dam-Murata title fight decision

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The World Boxing Association has suspended two judges and ordered a rematch of a middleweight title fight between Hassan N'Dam of France and Japan's Ryota Murata after the bout ended with a controversial split decision last weekend.

WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza confirmed that two judges, Panama's Gustavo Padilla and Canadian Hubert Earle, have been suspended for six months over their scoring of the fight.

"My scoring, as well as the scoring of five judges and the supervisor of the fight, were different from that of Mr. Padilla and Earle," Mendoza told a news conference on Thursday.

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