– Known promoter Andrey Ryabinsky believes that the judges of the championship fight between Russian Sergey Kovalev and American Andre ward made mistakes when making decisions. The victory was unanimously awarded to ward, all the judges have recorded the same scoreline 114:113.
“We need an immediate rematch and a new international team of judges. And these judges to kick the hell out. It’s a shame the world of Boxing!” – Rabinsky wrote in his Twitter.
On Kovalev briefly: we need an immediate rematch and a new international team of judges. And these judges to kick the hell out. It’s a shame the world of Boxing!
— Andrey ryabinsky (@Ryabinskiy) 20 Nov 2016
This past Sunday fight Kovalev suffered the first defeat in the professional ring, losing the championship belt for the WBA, IBF and WBO.
Russian promoter Kathy Duva has already stated that team Kovalev will take advantage of a clause in the contract that allows you to demand an immediate rematch. According to her, “need to fix”.
During the battle, ward was knocked down, the game was equal. Therefore, some analysts are questioning. In particular, the famous judge and analyst, who conducted the score for HBO, speaking one of the organizers of the match, gave the victory to the Russian with a score of 116:111.