A few moments ago Teofimo Lopez was consecrated WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO World Champion after beating on points Vasyl Lomachenko. However, the controversy was on one of the judges’ cards and the boxing world exploded.
Without a doubt, the sport of fists is a discipline of appreciation where a difference can change the fight for one side or the other when the fight is very close. And today the fight was lent for this, but one of the juries, Julie Lederman, saw the American win by 11 rounds unusually.
Because of this, fans, boxers, businessmen and boxing specialists exploded against them. “Julie Lederman with 119-109 scorecard. Not sure I should judge another championship fight. Absolutely outrageous. Loma CLEARLY won 8, 9, 10 and 11.”, expressed Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, while And Rafael, of BoxingScene.com, said it was very bad.
“Lopez won, 7-5 is the way I scored it. I can see 8-4, that’s a possibility. But you can’t score it 11 rounds to 1 and say you saw the fight. Ninth, tenth and eleventh weren’t close. I would advise any fighter that I have to ask the commission not to name Julie Lederman. “, said the veteran Bob Arum, promoter of the fight.
On the other hand, among the fans the meme that was repeated was when comparing the judges with Steven Wonder The Ray Charles, while David Faitelson he only managed to say that the jurors were always the same as always.
Arum: Lopez won, 7-5 is way I scored it. I can see 8-4, that’s a possibility. But you can’t score it 11 rounds to 1 and say you watched the fight. Ninth, 10th and 11th weren’t close. I would advise any fighter that I have to ask for the commission not to appoint Julie Lederman
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger)
October 18, 2020
Lomachenko was not Lomachenko …
Theophimus was not Theophimus …
The “least worst” == forgive me the expression == was the Honduran.
Pd.- The judges were the usual judges …
– David Faitelson (@Faitelson_ESPN)
October 18, 2020