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Nelly is so pissed judges awarded Devin Haney the win over Vasiliy Lomachenko, he says he’s done watching the sport — he’s finished with boxing!
And, the 3x Grammy award winner isn’t alone … lots of fans are pissed off at yet another controversial decision.
“I’m just letting y’all know I am done with boxing,” the 48-year-old rapper said. “They will never get another motherf***ing dime out of me.”
“This is a travesty! I am done with boxing!”
The highly contested fight went down Saturday night in Las Vegas … and went the full 12-rounds. Two judges scored the fight 115-113 (7 rounds to 5), and the third judge had it 16-112 (8 rounds to 4).
Boxing star Shakur Stevenson is also of the belief that Loma was screwed, saying he scored it 8 rounds to 4 rounds.
“Lomachenko won,” Stevenson said after the fight. “I thought it was robbery. Lomachenko won.”
Shakur Stevenson says Lomachenko won the fight 8-4 & reiterates that Lomachenko was “robbed” tonight..Shakur also says Haney ran from him instead of facing off with him in the ring…Wow‼️
🎥:Fighthype on YouTube #Boxing pic.twitter.com/2TUJ6lnmGH
— AccordingToBoxing (@AccordToBoxing) May 21, 2023
Of course, Team Loma also believes they were screwed … and say they plan to appeal the decision to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
“Somebody needs to end this injustice,” Lomachenko’s manager Egis Klimas said during the post-fight press conference.
“Those judges’ scoring is completely insane, and they do not understand how those fighters are working hard to get into a place and to be robbed like that, it’s not acceptable.”
It’s yet another controversy in the sport of boxing … and it comes a week after a highly controversial stoppage in Rolly Romero and Ismael Barroso match.
Referee Tony Weeks stops the fight and @SignUp4KOs scores a TKO victory over Barroso to become the new WBA Super Lightweight champ 🏆 #RomeroBarroso pic.twitter.com/SseQxDNoQu
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) May 14, 2023
Despite the controversy, Haney’s trainer/dad Bill Haney said his son won the fight in convincing fashion, and said there was no need for a rematch.