One of the most highly anticipated signed fights for 2017 is fast approaching. The rematch of last years controversial showdown between P4P King Andre Ward and Soviet Sniper, Sergey Kovalev. While not an instant classic, the first contest stirred up some of the most furious debates within recent years throughout boxing. The line in the sand was firmly drawn, sides were picked. “Ward won the fight clearly” or “Kovalev was robbed”. Which side are you on?
I think before we dive deeply into this topic and I give you my stance, I think we need to preface what a robbery is in boxing. To me, a robbery is a contest which was clearly won, perhaps even dominated by “boxer A” but still awarded to “boxer B”. This is the kind of contest where, when the scorecards are read, we need to do a quick double check to make sure it wasn’t Stevie Wonder filling out the scorecards! You get my point! Boxing, and further more, the scoring of boxing is completely subjective. This means that barring a definitive KO, the outcome will always be subject for debate. Continue reading Robbery? Call the police? Not so fast! Ward vs Kovalev