OUTRAGED match fans consider Josh Taylor’s world championship win over Jack Catterall a ‘fix’, a ‘robbery’ and ‘one of the worst decisions ever’ of boxing’.
Scot Taylor retains her ultralight crown after ’embarrassing’ split win on a ‘night of shame’ at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro.
Dillian Whyte hopeful of world heavyweight champion labeled it ‘disgusting’ as Catterall was underrated the British were denied victory.
And The Legend of Carl Frampton reverberated with anger on social media as he told BBC Radio 5: “Josh Taylor didn’t win that fight.
“Why the hell did you give it to him for several rounds?
“I’m sitting behind these judges – what are they seeing that I can’t? Wrong, wrong.”
Some Sky Sports viewers claimed the ruling was ‘why they stopped watching boxing’ – despite being drawn back for the big occasion.
And others claim they have never seen Twitter so united in disagreeing with the judge’s decision.
One said: “What’s the point of watching. Catterall boxed up great. Literally 99.9% of people would give that to Catterall but clearly the two judges viewed it differently. .”
Another said: “Boxing is so much fun. This is why the top guys don’t fight each other and why if I was the underdog I would never fight for the title.
“That’s spoiled. Unless you know a champion is out, you’ll be robbed.”
And this post is similar to many people: “It was possibly one of the worst decisions I have ever seen in boxing.” That is absolutely shameful. An embarrassing night for boxing. “
This also says a lot: “It was a scandalous and shocking decision that took its toll on boxing! #Catterall won a gap war and those scorecards are a disgrace! #TaylorCatterall ‘never seen Twitter so united. “
But some observers feel Catterall has paid the price for the easing.
One said: “You can’t beat a Champ by pointing out he’s fair enough Catterall played chicken 4 rounds ago.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/boxing/17783354/jack-catterall-josh-taylor-boxing-sky-sports-shock/ ‘Night of Boxing Shame’ – Sky Sports viewers think Jack Catterall’s fight with Josh Taylor has been FIXED after ‘robbing’