Daniel Dubois’s promoter Frank Warren has appealed the results of the British heavyweight’s struggle with Oleksandr Usyk, whereas pushing for a rematch.
Dubois was stopped by Usyk in Round 9 on Saturday 26 August, after the Briton floored the unified heavyweight champion in Round 5, just for his body-shot try and be dominated a low blow.
Usyk was due to this fact granted 5 minutes to get well, and the Ukrainian used roughly three of these minutes earlier than the bout in Wroclaw, Poland, resumed.
Usyk, 36, then dropped Dubois, 25, within the eighth spherical and did the identical within the ninth, with the Briton failing to beat the referee’s rely. With the end result, Usyk remained unbeaten and retained the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles.
Warren has now lobbied for a No Contest and a rematch, he instructed the BBC, whereas boxing journalist Dan Rafael took to X to post a screenshot of what seems to be the attraction. The attraction to the WBA (World Boxing Association) centres on the declare that Usyk wouldn’t have overwhelmed a hypothetical referee’s rely if Dubois’s punch in Round 5 had not been dominated a low blow.
“Owing to what this appeal argues were errors in judgement made by the bout’s referee, Luis Pabon, Daniel Dubois was unjustly denied of his rightful status as unified world heavyweight champion,” learn the obvious attraction shared by Rafael.
It continued: “Approximately 20 seconds into the fifth round, Mr Dubois landed a body blow that dropped and severely hurt Mr Usyk and, seemingly, crowned Mr Dubois the heavyweight champion. However, the blow was incorrectly adjudicated as low by Mr Pabon.
“Instead of being knocked out, Mr Usyk was given a substantial recovery period, which allowed him to regain his strength and continue the bout without impediment.”
Usyk gained the unified heavyweight titles with a choice victory over Anthony Joshua in 2021, earlier than repeating the trick towards “AJ” in 2022 to retain the belts.
The southpaw has been linked with a struggle towards Tyson Fury for the perfect a part of a 12 months, although the WBC champion is because of struggle ex-UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in October.
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