Daniel Dubois’ camp mentioned they’re lobbying for a No Contest following a controversial low blow name within the British boxer’s loss to world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in Wroclaw.
A ninth-round knockout ensured Usyk saved maintain of his WBA, IBF and WBO belts with a 14th knockout win in 21 fights, a lot to the delight of the massive contingent of his fellow Ukrainians who’ve resided in Poland since Russian’s invasion of their nation final 12 months.
Nevertheless, promoter Frank Warren informed reporters on the post-fight press convention that the competition was spoiled by the referee’s resolution to enable Usyk to recuperate after he was buckled by a low blow from Dubois within the fifth.
The shot was deemed unintentional, however Warren mentioned his camp can be taking motion in search of both a No Contest or rematch.
He mentioned: “The state of affairs is that we are going to be lobbying the WBA to declare this as a No Contest.
“The knockdown which the referee mentioned was under the belt… the punch really landed on the waistband of his shorts.
“The standards, as is defined on the guidelines assembly, waist is the mid-point of your hips. So it’s a lot decrease.
“That was a reputable blow and (the battle) ought to’ve been stopped. He obtained three minutes and 46 seconds restoration time, which was flawed. He obtained it flawed the referee and I nonetheless don’t perceive, if it was a low blow, why he didn’t take any factors off him.”
Warren added: “I don’t assume (the referee’s) crooked, I feel he simply obtained it completely flawed.
“Because of this, it ought to be declared a no contest within the worst case, or a rematch ordered.”
Dubois didn’t attend the press convention, however earlier informed talkSPORT: “It wasn’t to be my evening. However that wasn’t a low blow, it was a physique shot. I’m gutted.”
Dubois was the overwhelming underdog however he had tipped the scales on Friday virtually a stone heavier than Usyk’s 15st and 10lbs body, and the Londoner did himself justice with a battling efficiency.
Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky appeared on the large screens earlier than the battle to ship a rallying cry for his nation of their struggle with Russia.
The gang on the Tarczynski Area chanted “Usyk, Usyk, Usyk” because the motion obtained beneath approach with Dubois decided not to be overawed.
The 25-year-old tried to maintain the centre of the ring however Usyk’s correct jab noticed him shade the opening spherical.
Dubois was extra adventurous at first of the second however was briefly set again on his heels by some highly effective photographs.
Usyk stayed on the skin to dominate the following two rounds however Dubois was proving many pre-fight predictions flawed by remaining within the contest.
Usyk was put down by the unintentional low blow within the fifth, however was given time to recuperate.
Nevertheless, Dubois sensed this was his second and the pair traded heavy punches.
The unhealthy feeling between the pair was evident because the bell sounded and Dubois continued to give attention to the Ukrainian’s physique within the sixth.
Usyk upped the tempo within the seventh, forcing Dubois to take a backward step and leaving the Londoner marked for the primary time.
Dubois recovered within the eighth however within the ultimate 10 seconds he was dropped to the canvas.
He managed to get again to his ft because the bell sounded however there was to be no respite for Dubois.
Usyk charged in and put down Dubois once more for the referee Luis Pabon to wave the battle off.