Ukrainian world champion boxer Oleksandr Usyk only won his recent world title fight against Daniel Dubois in Wroclaw, Poland, because of racism, according to British boxer Derek Chisora, on Aug. 28. “There’s a black guy fighting in a white guy’s country, a bunch of white people around him.
The referee is white, the judges are white. What the [expletive] did you expect?” Chisora said in an interview with Boxing King Media.
Usyk secured a dominant knockout victory over Dubois in the ninth round, but during the fifth round, the British boxer unleashed a forceful blow below the belt to the Ukrainian.
The judges ruled that it was an illegal hit, allowing Usyk to regain the initiative and knock Dubois to the mat in the ninth round, ending the fight.
However, Dubois’ team contends that the blow was clean and intends to file a protest against the result, seeking either a rematch or a no-contest ruling.
It should be noted that boxing and other full-contact sports are frequently associated with traumatic brain injuries and other cranial trauma.
Author: Andrew Collins