Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Chuck Norris, May 7, 2021.
I think the judges scorecards answer that question for you.
Unfortunately, I can't find the official score cards. Do you have a link? Did one of the judges score clear Hunter rounds for Povetkin or something (say 1 and 11)?
Watching the fight myself, round by round, I had it a draw. So I wasn't particularly fazed by 115-113 (Italian), 114-114 (America), 113-115 (Russian). Looking at Eye's on the Ring a lot of fans also had it 114-114. Some gave it to Povetkin, but more gave it to Hunter. All I get from that is that It was a very close fight.
Having said that based on a general feel for the fight I thought Hunter edged it, but at the same time there was arguably a missed KD for Povetkin. Either way I don't think the cards point to any unfair adjudication. Nothing obvious anyway. And as above the referee letting the potential KD slide certainly benefitted Hunter. So...I don't know what conclusion I should draw from the cards.
Hrgovic dodged a bullet. Mike is in shape right now.