Delfine Persoon's camp has lodged a formal letter of complaint with the World Boxing Council [WBC] following her controversial defeat to Katie Taylor in their World Title fight last weekend.

The letter has been lodged by her manager/promoter/trainer Filiep Tampere, in which he labels the decision as "scandalous" and "a shame for the sport."

Taylor made history at Madison Square Garden as she unified all four world lightweight titles - including Persoon's WBC title - with a hard-fought win over the Belgian. The judges awarded the victory to Taylor, with the scorecards reading 95-95, 96-94 and 96-94 in the Bray woman's favour. 

Persoon stormed out of the ring in anger after the result and subsequently revealed that she intended to lodge an official complaint over the scoring in her loss.

In a letter published on, Tampere said:

"I wish to file complaint against the scandalous/outrageous decision taken in the unification female lightweight title for the IBF, WBA, WBO, Ring Magazine and WBC (belts). We do not agreed with the result of the fight. The result was not at all correct. Katie Taylor has certainly not won the fight."

Tampere added:

"The result is a shame for the sport. We therefore ask to get the chance for a direct rematch for the WBC title. Delfine wants to return her green belt and certainly does not want this WBC belt to be picked up in this way. We hope the WBC will consider to support Delfine Persoon in this matter."

Taylor has expressed that she would be open to a rematch following her victory, and she reiterated that stance when she returned to a hero's welcome at a homecoming in Bray on Friday evening. 

The crowd cheered when she said she looked forward to a rematch with Persoon.