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Derek Chisora demands VAR in boxing after low-blow controversy in Oleksandr Usyk’s win over Daniel Dubois


Derek Chisora has demanded that VAR be used in boxing after a controversial low-blow call during Oleksandr Usyk vs Daniel Dubois.

Usyk defended his WBA, WBO and IBF unified heavyweight world titles after knocking Dubious out in the ninth round.

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There was a huge amount of controversy over whether Dubois’ attempted body shot was low or not

But there was a moment of controversy when Triple D landed a heavy blow into Usyk’s body.

It left the Ukrainian floored and gasping for air but the referee ruled that the shot was a low blow and did not count as a knockdown.

Had it counted, Usyk was decked for longer than 10 seconds and could have been counted out.

After the fight, Dubois insisted he was robbed of winning the fight while Chisora was ringside at the Stadion Wroclaw in Poland.

Footage shows what Oleksandr Usyk said to Daniel Dubois in animated post-fight exchange
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Speaking to talkSPORT’s Gareth Davies, he said: “I’ll be honest about it.

“You know what they need to do now? We need to get VAR in boxing now.

“We need to get VAR in boxing because right now, Daniel has lost the fight.

“He lost the rematch, which is about £20million or £30m. He lost money.

Chisora has demanded VAR in boxing after the low blow call

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Chisora has demanded VAR in boxing after the low blow call
The decision has caused debate throughout the boxing world

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The decision has caused debate throughout the boxing world
Usyk was hurt by a punch from Dubois that was ruled a low blow by the referee

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Usyk was hurt by a punch from Dubois that was ruled a low blow by the refereeCredit: Getty

“So now we need VAR. All the other games have them. Tennis, football, we need it in boxing now. We need VAR in boxing and that’s it.”

As Dubois’ body shot was ruled a low blow, Usyk was given more than three minutes to recover at a crucial point in the fight.

When the fight did resume, the unified champion did not look too badly affected and went on to take control of the bout.

In his post-fight interview, Dubois said: “I don’t think that was a low blow.”

“I think that landed and I’ve been cheated out of victory tonight. What else can I say?”

Dubois’ promoter Frank Warren also chimed in and revealed they will be appealing the result, saying: “He was cheated out of victory. It hit him on the waistband. That’s all he worked on in camp, working to the body, he saw that as a weakness.

“The referee got it badly wrong, badly wrong. I like Usyk, but that was a complete hometown decision. He won that fight… It’s a nonsense, total nonsense.

“The governing bodies will have to do something about it and they will order a rematch. How can you not order a rematch on the strength of that? He won it.

“We’ll appeal what’s gone on here. I’m quite sure they’ll order a rematch. Justice has to be done.”





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