Eddie Hearn ripped into two boxing judges after they scored a bout extensively in his personal fighter’s favour on Saturday evening in London.
Zelfa Barrett, who’s signed with Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, was the beneficiary of a controversial choice in opposition to Spanish veteran Kiko Martinez.
Martinez employed efficient stress which troubled Barrett from the off.
Though the Brit did have some moments wherein he boxed effectively, it was Martinez who most felt had performed sufficient to get the victory.
Nonetheless, when the scorecards have been learn out it was the house fighter who acquired the choice.
Judges Steve Grey and Bob Williams scored the bout 118-111 in Barrett’s favour whereas Howard Foster had it 116-113.
The playing cards drew mass criticism on social media and promoter Hearn was vocal in his post-fight Sky interview.
“I assumed 118-111 is totally disgusting for Kiko Martinez,” he stated.
“How are we gonna carry overseas fighters to this nation after they get completely zero credit score for his or her efficiency?
“118-111? He may as effectively not have bothered.”