Massive protests when Usyk retains his world heavyweight belts: – There has to be a rematch!

Massive protests when Usyk retains his world heavyweight belts: – There has to be a rematch!
Drama: Daniel Dubois (TV) finally lost to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night.

Oleksandr Usyk (36) won by technical knockout in the ninth round over Daniel Dubois (25), but what “everyone” was talking about after the fight was the incident that occurred in the fifth round.


– It wasn’t a low blow – you were denied a win tonight! Dubois said very upset when he was interviewed in the ring.

Because even though Usyk and most of the 50,000 spectators in Wroclaw, Poland, cheered for victory, many reacted to what happened at the start of the fifth round.

Dubois lashed his body hard, planting his right glove on the hem of Usyk’s shorts. The Ukrainian hero fell straight in excruciating pain, suggesting he was in his “nobler parts”.

The referee ruled a “low blow”, but did not deduct points from Dubois. Usyk had nearly four minutes to recover. TNT Sports expert commentator Carl Frampton reacted to the replay as follows:

– It’s not a low blow!

Usyk controlled the match right up to the ring. And when he was ready to continue, he took some time to start again. Towards the end of the eighth round, Dubois had to reckon.

I decided with a jab

In the ninth round, the decision came when he hit Usyk very well with a right uppercut, which sent Dubois to his knees. He recovered, but the referee deemed it a technical knockout victory for Usyk.

Retaining the belts: Oleksandr Usyk celebrated by raising the Ukrainian flag and retaining the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles.

Boxing is a tough sport, but I’m big. In the ring, I respect my opponent. “It’s boxing, not ballet,” Usyk said in his poor English when asked about the ring in the fifth round.

When asked if he felt DuBois’ strength, Usyk responded as follows:

No, just my balls…

But at Dubois corner there was a very bad mood, and his promoter Frank Warren fired wildly:

– Dubois has been denied victory! The blow hit him in the waist and the referee made a huge mistake. I love Usyk, but this was a home flirt, Warren’s rage.

GET A BREAK: Ring referee Luis Papon talks with Oleksandr Usyk after the controversial ring in the fifth round.

– The referee ruled a low blow, but did not count the points. It’s nonsense! The matter is being considered by the commission – there must be a rematch.

At the same time, DuBois’ trainer, Don Charles, repeatedly exclaimed “How’s that low blow?!” While the replay was shown on the big screen.

Opinions are widely divided between writers and experts, but according to the regulations, illegal punches in boxing are behind the ears and below the navel. The problem is that Usyk’s navel is not visible because it is hidden by shorts or a waistband.

– The fight was such that some judges will say it’s low and some won’t. For me it was not low. Frampton explained that the ball did not reach where Usyk wanted him to believe, and he was given time to recover.

The next rage?

He himself is a former world champion, and he felt like his compatriot Dubois.

– I doubt there will be a rematch. “I think Usyk’s next fight will be against Tyson Fury,” Frampton added.

Usyk also commented on the odds of fighting against Fury, who holds the last WBC heavyweight title in addition to being the outright champion:

– I’ll be ready tomorrow! I’m ready to play him in the next game, but I don’t know if he’s ready or not.


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