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Russophobia At Work In Boxing: Russian Star Sergey Kovalev Robbed Of Light Heavyweight Championship

by Jonathan Azaziah

Russophobia is alive and well in the sport of boxing. Tonight, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Russia’s Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, the unified light heavyweight champion of the world, fought American gold medalist Andre Ward, in the biggest fight of the year as it was a match that would determine 175-pound supremacy as well as who might be the pound-for-pound best on the planet. Krusher dropped the arrogant Ward in the second round with a laser-beam right hand, outlanded him, overpowered him, “controlled the real estate” as the boxing saying goes, and, all and all, dominated the fight from soup to nuts. I personally scored the fight 8 rounds to 4 in Kovalev’s favor, as did most of the pundits ringside, with variations ranging from 7-5 to 9-3. Even if the fight was scored 6 rounds apiece–which would’ve been completely ludicrous–with the extra point from the knockdown, Kovalev would still be the winner 114-113. Instead, when the decision was read out, the three officials judges at ringside had ANDRE WARD “winning” a razor-thin decision 7-5! Shocking. And disgusting. To call it a robbery, a massive injustice and an abomination would all be severely gross understatements. Continue reading Russophobia At Work In Boxing: Russian Star Sergey Kovalev Robbed Of Light Heavyweight Championship