Teddy Atlas Demands A Federal Boxing Commission To Address Bad Officiating
Teddy Atlas has demanded that a federal boxing commission be set up in order to address the poor decisions given in boxing.
His comments arrive in response to the recent fight involving Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Despite the American walking away with a unanimous-decision win, boxing experts were very vocal about their disapproval towards the decision.
Shakur Stevenson labeled it a ‘robbery,’ while Paulie Malignaggi and Teddy Atlas singled out Dave Moretti’s scorecard of 116-12.
So much so that Atlas stated that Moretti should be required to explain his scoring in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
With that being said, Atlas posted his proposal online as a petition in an attempt to get the attention of Congress.
“Recent nationally televised professional boxing events have shown a spotlight on unacceptable performances inside and around the ring by officials appointed to maintain the integrity and consumer confidence of the sport.
“Officiating in boxing — from the commission to the referees, judges, inspectors, et al. — need to recognize this and step up. It’s time for the entire process to be overhauled and elevated to the same standard of major league sports,” Atlas
Social Media Reaction
Judges shouldn’t be ringside – you can’t always see properly. They should be in a room with modern technology to see all angles & slow no replay
— Hello (@Mc_Legend_Face) May 24, 2023
Teddy Atlas has a good idea in principle, but it wouldn’t gain the outcome he believes.
He should approach it differently.
— nobodyhere (@nobodyhere23) May 24, 2023
Too much money involved, boxing is dying. The sweet science is now the corrupt science. It has been for years.
— Sean Holland (@ChesneeSean) May 24, 2023