Former unified lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko’s cutman Russ Anber believes that the judges who worked in his ward’s duel against Teofimo Lopez were initially opposed to the Ukrainian.
“If you look at the referee’s notes, you will be surprised. Everyone said after the fight:” Loma started too late. If he had started 1-2 rounds earlier, he would have won this fight. “Based on the referee cards that we saw, he would not have won this fight! And this is crazy! It seems that Lomachenko would not have given the victory by decision if only he did not totally dominate from start to finish.
I had a similar thought after the fight between Loma and Jorge Linares, when at the time of stopping he was losing on one of the cards, and the second was a draw. It was a parody, because Loma won that fight easily, “Anber said in a column for the Boxing Social portal.
We will remind, Anber also named the reasons for the defeat of Lomachenko in the fight with Lopez.