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Team Lomachenko, Top Rank VP Got Nervous With Draw

By Rick Reeno

On Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California - Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1KO) captured the vacant WBO featherweight crown with twelve round majority decision over previously undefeated Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14KOs).

After the fight was over, the post-fight celebrations by Team Lomachenko were hit with a black cloud when ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. announced that all three judges had rendered a majority decision. When the score of 114-114 was announced first, there was some nervous energy in the ring for Lomachenko and his camp members.

"After the fight of [Ruslan] Provodnikov [against Chris Algieri], I got a little nervous of course when I heard it was even, 114-114," said Lomachenko's manager Egis Klimas. 

But when Lennon announced that the other two judges had it 116-112 for Lomachenko, the correct fighter was awarded the vacant title.

"The fact that it was 114-114 is absolutley absurd and it just shows that yes we got it the way it should have been, but that you know what - it was still f***ed up that it was that score," said Carl Morretti, VP of Boxing Operations for Top Rank, when speaking with BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by junior gong on 06-24-2014

[QUOTE=Hook-Right;14689334]Oh hey, it's Junior Dong the Troll! Has your Floyd voodoo doll arrived yet? I know you already have a full size poster in your room.[/QUOTE] Pacquiao'd?

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 06-23-2014

Some of these judges need one of two things: -new glasses -not be paid off anymore And the first one doesn't count.

Comment by Deevel916 on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=Hook-Right;14689028]You mean like when 1 judge robbed Floyd against Canelo and scored it a draw? If anyone knows about paying off judges, it is TR and Arum. Dude had his offices raided by the FBI for a reason.[/QUOTE] What does…

Comment by Hook-Right on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=isidius;14689163]Oh really? What about Pac - Bradley 1?[/QUOTE] Arum bribed the judges to generate interest in a rematch. It's obvious, and was noted by boxing media at the time. Arum had very few guys to match Pac with. Remember, the…

Comment by Hook-Right on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=junior gong;14689047]Who's crappy, floydgimp alt are you?[/QUOTE] Oh hey, it's Junior Dong the Troll! Has your Floyd voodoo doll arrived yet? I know you already have a full size poster in your room.

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