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Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 October, 2003, 22:04 GMT 23:04 UK
Arum's apology is accepted
Arum with Oscar de la Hoya and Shane Mosley before their controversial fight

The Nevada Athletic Commission has closed the book on its row with promoter Bob Arum over his comments following Oscar de la Hoya's controversial loss to Shane Mosley.

Commission chairman Luther Mack called Arum's allegations of improprieties in the scoring of the fight as "unfair and absurd".

But he accepted the promoter's apology and said: "As far as I'm concerned, it's over and done with."

Mack added: "Everyone knew Mr Arum's accusations were without factual basis."

The veteran promoter lashed out bitterly at the judging in the wake of the 13 September fight won narrowly by Mosley.

He suggested there was a vendetta against him by a member of the commission that led to De la Hoya losing.

Arum apologised 10 days later, saying his comments had been made in the heat of the moment.

Mack called his apology "a complete retraction".

Arum did not attend the commission's meeting in Las Vegas. He was excused after initially being summoned last month.




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