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SPLIT DECISION: Judge Glen Feldman explains why he scored heavyweight fight to Anthony Joshua

SPLIT DECISION: Judge Glen Feldman explains why he scored heavyweight fight to Anthony Joshua

Judge who controversially scored the fight to Anthony Joshua confronted in fascinating interview

The boxing judge who controversially scored the fight to Anthony Joshua was confronted following the world title showdown.

Oleksandr Usyk beat Joshua by split-decision to defend his undisputed crown in Saudi Arabia.

Two of the three judges scored the fight to the Ukrainian (115-113 and 116-112).

But one judge inexplicably had Joshua winning the bout, scoring the contest 115-113.

Image: Middle East Professional Boxing
Image: Middle East Professional Boxing

Glen Feldman even had the Brit 5-1 up after six rounds.

The American was later quizzed about his scorecard by iD Boxing’s Rob Tebbutt, who said: “How did you score that fight for Anthony Joshua, Glenn?”

Feldman replied: “Just the way I did.”

He was then asked to explain his reasoning: “I can’t… you’d have to talk to my…” before another official in the video takes over.

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Promoter Eddie Hearn also gave his take on the wild scorecards for Usyk vs. Joshua.

The Matchroom boss admitted his fighter ‘lost by two rounds’.

He said: “Buncey [Steve Bunce] had Joshua up, a few people had Joshua up. I felt he lost by two rounds but when it’s 115-113, it’s the swing of one or two rounds and you can see it the other way.

“I had AJ level or maybe up at the end of the ninth but Usyk winning the last three rounds. I thought he was incredible and it was one of the great performances. The ninth, Usyk was all over the place. He was hurt badly.

“He looked like he could be done. What he did in the 10th was unbelievable and that’s why he was pound-for-pound No 1. The amount of punches he threw in the 10th was incredible. I just couldn’t believe what he did in the championship rounds.”

 

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