Teddy Atlas Questions Scoring For Oleksandr Usyk Vs. Anthony Joshua Rematch
There have been some questions about the scoring at the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk rematch.
Teddy Atlas believes one of the judges, Glenn Feldman, was trying to rob Usyk of his victory against Joshua.
The two other judges at the fight were in favor of Usyk, while Feldman was in favor of Joshua.
Atlas claims that the judge scored the 12th round in favor of Joshua, the others favoring Usyk.
“I think this was an anatomy for a fix part II, where you do what you got to do if you want to fix a fight,” said Atlas on The Fight.
“You get your guy ahead, way ahead. He had to do some really bad dishonest judging to get him way ahead,” said Atlas about the judge that scored the fight for Joshua 115-113.
Atlas expressed his anger on the situation.
“Usyk behaves like the champion that he is, the fighter that he is, the mentally tough guy that he is, and comes back and wins the tenth, eleventh, and the twelfth. The other two judges had it that way. The way I had it, the way you had it, the way most of our fans probably had it.”
“So, he’s got to do what he’s got to do. The tenth and the eleventh, he had no choice. It was too widespread in favor of Usyk. In the twelfth, he said, ‘I got to jump in here and do what I got to do.’
“He’s the only guy that didn’t give that round to Usyk, the guy that earned it. Thank God we got it right, but it’s not right. I’m sick & tired of it. There’s no oversight. All the other sports have a commission, some kind of national czar commission, somebody that makes sure this cr-p doesn’t happen.”