Boxing is the sport of one shitty decision after another. It's the norm, rather than the exception. Judges protect networks' favorite fighters, especially the undefeated ones. Nationalism plays a big part in judges decisions. Sometimes the gap between judges in the same fight is HUGE.... but other times they're mysteriously exactly the same in their scores.
....... and like the sick puppies we boxing fans are, we just keep coming back for more.
This is pathetic. Kellerman, Lampley, and Roy were taking turns deep-throating Ward. Ward got dropped in the 2nd, hurt in the 1st, manhandled totally in the 1st half of the fight..... and Kovalev continued pressing the attack in the 2nd half of the fight, even if he lost a couple of rounds. He was the aggressor throughout. But Ward is undefeated, the American fighting in U.S. soil, self-proclaimed S.O.G...... and was fighting a Russian, FFS. I'm surprised the cards came in so fast. Usually they take a while to fudge them.
Boxing is ruined by these pathetic decisions. In what other sport is this even close to being acceptable?!?!?