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Hopkins, Schaefer Respond to Shumenov Scoring

by David P. Greisman

Bernard Hopkins left with the victory and the unification of two light heavyweight titles. But that doesn’t mean that Hopkins or Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions were happy with the scoring.

The win, which appeared to be clearly in Hopkins’ favor, was a split decision. Judge Gustavo Padilla scored the bout 114-113 for Shumenov, giving him seven of the 12 rounds. Padilla was the only judge to give Shumenov rounds 3, 6 and 8.

“F***ing bullsh*t,” Schaefer said afterward. “That’s another judge who should retire. No question about it.”

The two judges who scored in Hopkins’ favor were Dave Moretti and Jerry Roth, who had him winning 116-111, eight rounds to four with an additional point taken from Shumenov for the knockdown he suffered in the 11th round.

Schaefer said that even those two cards were wrong, implying that the scores should’ve been wider.

"I got a lot of business, corporate friends, and they look at boxing as the red-light district, and that’s one of the reasons,” Hopkins said. “Like, what are they watching?”

“I shut him out,” he added.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 04-21-2014

[QUOTE=A-Wolf;14453367]Bull****? Don't think so. Lots of gambling interests taking care of this stuff behind the scenes. These "bad decisions" are hardly anomalous.[/QUOTE] :sad:Nobody bet any money on poor ol'Shumy so it's a lot easier to pay off 1 judge then…

Comment by -PBP- on 04-21-2014

The first 2 could of went to Shumenov. After that I can't find any rounds that could possibly go that way. Even the 116-111 cards were bull**** to me.

Comment by A-Wolf on 04-21-2014

Bull****? Don't think so. Lots of gambling interests taking care of this stuff behind the scenes. These "bad decisions" are hardly anomalous.

Comment by larryxxx.... on 04-21-2014

After round 2 i see no way Hopkins lost a round

Comment by krazyn8tive on 04-21-2014

[QUOTE=BennyST;14450605]Explain how you have Beibut winning those rounds, when he did much, much less then? If you 'go by the book' Hopkins couldn't have lost those rounds except the first. He landed more punches, he landed the cleaner punches, he…

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