Young Illinois wrestler who punched opponent after loss is cited for ASSAULT after admitting to officers that he threw the cheap shot because he was “furious” about the defeat
- The incident occurred between eighth graders at a tournament in Illinois
- Other reports said the boy who was injured would press charges
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Cops have named a young wrestler from Illinois who punched his opponent after losing their fight after the violent attack.
Hafeez Alicia, 14, was ordered by the Oak Park Police Department Thursday after he admitted to officers that he punched his opponent because “he was angry that he lost the match,” he said. TMZ.
It was recently reported that the parents of Cooper Corder, a young man who was on the receiving end of a holeshot, decided to press charges.
The incident occurred in Oak Park, Illinois, during the third-place, 125-128-pound match at this year’s edition of the Beat the Street Developmental FS tournament.
Corder, representing Spar Academy, defeated Alicia, of Maine West High School by a score of 14-2, according to TMZ Sports. The unexpected blow came after the match, when the two competitors were shaking hands, left parents and other young athletes in shock.
The incident occurred in Oak Park, Illinois, during the third-place game, 125-128 pounds
Hafeez Alicia (right) was pulled from the court after throwing a punch at his victorious opponent
As Cooper, who is in his final year of middle school, wearing an orange jersey, went to shake his hand, who was dressed in blue, he was on the receiving end of a right hand thrown with the perfection of a boxer rather than a wrestler sending him straight to the ground.
A woman—possibly Corder’s mother—can be heard shouting, “What the f**k!” While I rushed to check the broken Corder.
Corder appeared to have come out of the accident much better than he had initially feared, as he only suffered a hit to the nose.
It is understood, however, that he will have to wear a face mask during his upcoming matches.
“He’s making the best of the situation and is really back in training,” said Justin Birch, founder of the Spar Academy.
As you know, wrestling matches can get heated but nothing that leads to the punch would give a reason for a bad decision on the part of the opponent.
“It is not permitted in our sport and Spar Wrestling will never condone such behavior.”
Maine West High School did not immediately respond to an email for comment.
Cooper Corder is a two-time state wrestling champion, who gets punched by his opponent
(tags for translation) Daily Mail