‘Poor form’: Boxer blasted after he REFUSED to shake opponent’s hand

‘Poor form’: Boxing fans blast Trent Girdham after young Aussie REFUSED to shake hands with Hass Hamdan after losing gutsy six-round war in Newcastle – but foes put rivalry to bed and patch things up in the sheds

Trent Girdham copped backlash on social media after the young Aussie snubbed arch rival Hass Hamdan immediately after his gritty six-round war ahead of Paul Gallen’s heavyweight blockbuster. 

There was no love lost between the pair heading into their Newcastle clash and they left it all on the line in the ring on Wednesday, with Girdham putting Hamdan on the canvas in the first round.

However, Hamdan rallied and came on strong as the fight progressed, stunning his rival with a huge shot late on before shoving him out of the ring in a gutsy battle.

Trent Girdham (L) copped stick on Twitter for refusing to shake his rival’s hand on Wednesday

Girdham (L) snubbed Hassan Hamdan (R) after losing via unanimous points in Newcastle

Girdham (L) snubbed Hassan Hamdan (R) after losing via unanimous points in Newcastle

The 24-year-old from New South Wales triumphed on the judges scorecards, prevailing 57-56, 58-55, 58-55 across the board.

Despite putting on a highly entertaining show in the ring, the bitter taste of defeat appeared to be too much for Girdham – who refused to shake hands with his rival after the decision was announced.

His behaviour saw tempers flare between the two teams, with Hamdan’s father Nader taking aim at Girdham’s corner man for his lack of sportsmanship.

Aussie boxing fans slammed his 'poor form' but Girdham eventually shook his rival's hand

Aussie boxing fans slammed his ‘poor form’ but Girdham eventually shook his rival’s hand

Boxing fans took to Twitter to react to the hostile moment, crediting the pair for a good fight but bemoaning Girdham’s ‘poor form’.

‘Poor form not acknowledging his opponent,’ one fan wrote. ‘Take the result out on the judges not the man you went to war with.’

Another said: ‘Sore loser. Homer Simpson human punching bag isn’t a good long term strategy.’

‘Entertaining fight,’ another fan posted. ‘Poor form Girdham, respect is everything.’

The 24-year-old came to his senses after the dust had settled and was seen sharing a moment of respect with Hamdan after the pair’s explosive clash. 

Hamdan can be seen entering Girdham’s changing room and shaking his hand, before hugging a member of his rival’s support crew. 

The pair set the scene for what will surely be a blockbuster main event in Newcastle, with NRL great Gallen fighting for the Australasian heavyweight title against Kris Terzievski. 

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