Boxing fans were all asking the same question after reading the Devin Haney vs Vasyl Lomachenko scorecards at the end of their fight.
America’s undisputed lightweight world champion retained his WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO belts with a narrow unanimous decision victory over his Ukrainian challenger on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The judges’ scorecards divided opinion at the end of the close and highly competitive contest, with some fans branding it a ‘robbery’.
The fight was a magnificent, high quality affair with several close rounds.
There were a series of momentum shifts as both Haney and Lomachenko adjusted at different stages in the contest and utilised their elite boxing IQs to consistently make things competitive.
Haney controlled a fair few of the middle rounds, but in the latter stages, particularly rounds 10 and 11, Loma appeared very much on top as he had the American hurt.
When the final bell rang it was unclear who had emerged victorious – the judges scored it 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 for Haney, who was then booed in his post-fight interview.
The full official judges’ scorecards have now been revealed and caused uproar.
Judge Dave Moretti, who scored it the widest 116-112, thought that Haney won round ten – arguably Loma’s most dominant of the bout.
One fan wrote: “Moretti gave the 10th round to Haney? WHAT?”
A second said: “He battered Haney in the 10th, how did one judge give to Haney?”
A third fan put: “Moretti gave the 10th to Haney? Oh my Lord!”
While another wrote: “Moretti giving the 10th to Haney is wild.”
A fifth fan concluded: “That Moretti card is a travesty.”