By Jack Price @PriceyJ97.
N'Dam was notified just a few weeks before his mandatory defence against the American that he had to accept the fight or he would be stripped. The 28-year old and his coach have appealed to the WBO and are hoping that they will make a fair decision.
“I am pleasantly surprised to know that the President of the WBO has taken seriously our claim and notes that the result of the fight between Quillin and Hassan is not clear on these conditions,” Ouicher told World Boxing News. “The WBO President has shown in the past that he is capable of making good decisions and as we still consider Dmitry Pirog the champion (after he was stripped handing N’Dam the belt), we feel that the last two champions have been the victims of an injustice through errors."
“I truly believe that the WBO can show the world it’s credibility in this unfortunate event by accepting our proposal for a triangular series involving Hassan, Pirog and the new title holder Quillin."
“The pugilistic world wants real fights, to designate true champions, who are not fighting against opponents who are not capable of holding the title."
“Why not order a Quillin v Hassan rematch instead of allowing a potential victim boxer to fight on February 9?"
“I sincerely hope that the WBO has a solution to this problem involving Hassan N’Dam and Dmitry Pirog as we consider there being three champions and we finally need to know the true WBO champion."
Ouchier then went on to confirm that N'Dam is currently a free agent.
"I can also confirm that Hassan and I are currently free from a promotional contract and we are open to all proposals," he added.