Whereas the appropriate man gained within the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch, the scorecards raised some eyebrows.
On Saturday evening, Usyk once more brilliantly boxed his solution to a factors choice victory over Joshua to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles, as properly as including the Ring Journal belt to his assortment.
Nobody can deny that Usyk deserved victory, but it surely appears the judges had it a lot nearer than nearly all of followers and pundits who watched the battle.
The remaining scores for the competition learn as follows: Viktor Fesechko gave it 116-112 and Steve Grey scored it 115-113 each in favour of Usyk, whereas Glenn Feldman had it 115-113 for Joshua.
Since then the breakdown of those scores has been launched and it makes for an attention-grabbing learn.
The American choose, Feldman, someway had Joshua successful 5 of the primary six rounds, whereas on Grey’s scorecard, if Usyk had not gained the remaining spherical, it might have been a draw.
After the battle, famend coach, Shane McGuigan, took to Twitter to bemoan the scorecards, writing: “Scorecards far too shut for me. I had it 8-4 Usyk.
“He boxed tactically an ideal battle and fought for his nation. Respect.”
Joshua LOSES to Usyk in rematch in heavyweight traditional
Meanwhile, promoter Lou DiBella took the opportunity to draw attention to the wider problem of poor judging in boxing.
“Big day for boxing,” DiBella said. “Also a big day for very questionable scorecards.
“Again a big day to lament how a great sport impugns its credibility with regularity, virtually no shame, and zero consequences.
“Which is the case WAY TOO OFTEN on big days for boxing.”
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