Former Russian world champion called for Usyk to be disqualified for fight with Dubois
Former heavyweight champion Grigory Drozd expressed confidence that Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) should be disqualified for "not wanting to box" after a low blow in his fight with Daniel Dubois (19-2, 18 KOs). The Russian noted that he did not consider the actions of the British challenger as a violation of the rules.
Drozd stated this in a commentary to Championship.com. The representative of the aggressor country noted that Dubois punched Usyk's protective belt, which is prohibited by the regulations of boxing fights, "but this situation is okay".
"You can't punch under the belt, that is okay as it is a rule. But it wasn't a violation. The fact that he crouched was probably for the show. We should have been tougher. If Usyk did not want to box, he should have been disqualified, and that's it," Drozd said.
The British boxer hit our compatriot below the belt in the 5th round. Usyk had been lying in the ring for 5 minutes. At the end of the meeting, Dubois's team said that they did not agree with the result and filed an appeal.
Usyk himself could not hold back his emotions during the press conference when he was accused of wearing shorts too high. Vasyl Lomachenko also commented on the result of the fight, but he did it terse and in Russian.
Russian boxer Dmitry Kudryashov mocked the Briton for refusing to continue the fight with the Ukrainian. He also added that Uyik should thank the referee for his success. Russian promoter Vladimir Khryunov called Oleksandr a coward after the fight.
It is known that Dubois was suspended from boxing after the defeat. The reaction of Kateryna Usyk to the fight appeared online. In addition, the media decoded what Oleksandr said to the British after the fight.