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Ryabinskiy Livid: Ward-Kovalev Stoppage Was F***ing Nuts!

By Alexey Sukachev

On Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) stopped Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) in a rematch of their first highly controversial fight, which took place last November. Ward retained the IBF, WBA, WBO light heavyweight titles.

Last year, there was debate over whether or not Ward deserved the twelve round decision, after Kovalev appeared to outbox him but all three judges scored it 114-113 in the other direction.

The rematch came with another major controversy, when Kovalev was stopped on the ropes in the eighth round by referee Tony Weeks after Kovalev was hurt by a right hand followed by a series of low or borderline low blows.

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Russian promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy, the man behind "World of Boxing",  which is Russia's biggest promotional outfit, is furious about the ending of Kovalev vs. Ward II. He let his emotions flow on Twitter.

"That's f...ng nuts! Two blows way south of the border, and the referee calls it off. Not even bothering to issue a count! Another example of criminal refereeing. Boxing turns into nonsense with this kind of official's work. That's a load of bull! Once again the whole word is a forced witness of how Andre Ward is being carried onto another 'win.' Indeed, Kovalev did box bad tonight. But it's not about him. It's about officials. It was mean, awful lawlessness", wrote Ryabinskiy.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pigeons on 06-19-2017

Kovalev was looking for a way out of the fight. This GIF clearly shows Kovalev doubling over and begging for the ref's help from a LEGAL 1-2 to the beltline earlier in the round. He would later repeat these same…

Comment by Vlad_ on 06-19-2017

[QUOTE=Bobby Shaw;17778942]That's beltline[/QUOTE] Haha beltline doe. Maybe for hood gangsters who wear baggy pants down low that's the beltine.

Comment by Pigeons on 06-19-2017

Funny. The same promoter that called up Johann Duhaupas on 24 hours notice to get knocked out by a boxer that had just tested positive for PEDs for the second time in less than a year the previous day. Lawlessness,…

Comment by S.O.R. on 06-19-2017

Ward-Kovalev Stoppage Was F***ing Nuts! - Exactly

Comment by eco1 on 06-19-2017

[QUOTE=Bobby Shaw;17778940]Belt line is not balls unless if your balls are on your belly button.[/QUOTE] mine are wherever I put them, lol.

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