GLENDALE — While the exposure gained from fighting on the undercard of a major promotion figures to be well worth the effort, Vito “Casper” Gasparyan was unable to get what he was most ardently pursuing on Saturday night at Toyota Center in Houston — a win over the unbeaten Jermell Charlo.
The Glendale-based welterweight prospect suffered just the second loss of his four-year professional career in a unanimous six-round decision, with judges Gale Van Hoy, David Sutherland and Raul Caiz all scoring the bout 58-56 in favor of Charlo, a Houston native.
But after controlling the fight from the second round on, Gasparyan was crying foul at the controversial decision.
“I totally got robbed,” Gasparyan said. “I’m not saying I won all six rounds so decisively that they robbed me big time, but there’s no way that he won the fight.”