Tonight’s Kal Yafai title fight in Monte Carlo has caused widespread outrage because of the scorecards of the fight after it went the distance.
Yafai got the nod by all three judges to give him a unanimous points decision in the end that saw him defeat Israel Gonzalez and defend his WBA super-flyweight title.
While there is dispute over who won the fight, everybody for the most part is in disagreement with the wide nature of the scoring.
The decision and judges’ scorecards of 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of the champion has gone done like a sack of spuds:
Day. Light. Robbery.
That’s a fucking horrific result!!
— Colm (@cohcfc) November 24, 2018
Haha them score cards are embarrassing…..
— Michael Westhead (@mike90_westhead) November 24, 2018
Right man won but scorecards were very wide.
— Töm Töm (@TomTomBigBum) November 24, 2018
bad for boxing. yafai got schooled. looked slow.
— Scott Ponsford (@GonePipping) November 24, 2018
That is shocking!!
— Rhys Nightingale (@RhysNights79) November 24, 2018
— 1984gort (@1984gort) November 24, 2018
Terrible cards, Gonzalez won IMO
— Mace (@imonaboat35) November 24, 2018
What a robbery lol
— Jose Serrano (@JoSerranoRGB) November 24, 2018
— Liam (@LiamB_SAFC) November 24, 2018
Whenever it’s a close fight, why do people scream robbery? Lazy and easy to say. Scorecards too wide and could’ve gone either way tbf, but nowhere near a robbery.
— Craig Jones (@Jonah_238) November 24, 2018
Scorecards were wide but Kal was the first to admit his performance was flat and lethargic. Personally, what determines his performances of late are a result of the opponent he faced. You’ll see the best version of Yafai against elite operators who’re superb in all departments ⏳
— Thomas Lyons (@tlyons_98) November 24, 2018
Even Johnny Nelson thought he had lost ??♂️
— Gary Brown (@Gary_boy_87) November 24, 2018
— andrew clayborough (@kodakbrownie) November 24, 2018
Classic Matchroom! Absolutely ridiculous!
— Ryan ⚓️ (@Ryan_1882) November 24, 2018