The legendary boxing trainer Teddy Atlas has asked for action to be taken against the boxing judge Dave Moretti, who scored the Devin Haney vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko fight in a manner that was met with widespread controversy.
An experienced boxing judge named Dave Moretti, who has been scoring fights since 1977, has come under a lot of scrutiny for scoring the 10th round of the fight in favor of Devin Haney, despite the fact that the round was very obviously dominated by Vasiliy Lomachenko. Moretti’s decision to score the round in favor of Haney has been the subject of a lot of criticism.
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Official scorecards for the fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Devin Haney…
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When Teddy Atlas was made aware of the situation, he immediately turned to Twitter to voice his opinion that Dave Moretti need to be contacted by the Commission in order to provide an explanation for his scoring.
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Someone told me that Dave Moretti gave Haney the tenth round; if this is true, he ought to be summoned in front of the Commission to explain why he did what he did. #HaneyLoma 4860 785
Following this, Teddy Atlas sent out a tweet in which he called for an investigation to be conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and stated:
Devin Haney judge: Vasiliy Lomachenko’s team is ready to appeal the controversial decision
The team of Vasiliy Lomachenko is getting ready to file an appeal on the contentious verdict. Lomachenko’s manager Egis Klimas claimed that it was the “biggest robbery” when speaking about how they felt after hearing the scorecards.
Egis Klimas made the following statement, which seemed to imply that they will challenge the verdict and will not accept it without a fight:
“This is the most significant theft that took place in the middle of the day. “Christmas came in the summer for the other team, and we are not going to let it go. I guarantee that we are going to protest, and I guarantee that we are going to appeal that decision because somebody needs to put an end to this injustice.”
Egis Klimas made the following statement while maintaining his stance that boxing should be reinstated to its proper position:
“Someone needs to put boxing in the place it has to be, and it needs to be justice because those judges, when they are scoring their completely insane score, don’t understand how those fighters are working hard to get into that place, and to be robbed like that is not acceptable.” “Someone needs to put boxing in the place it has to be, and it needs to be justice.”