Referee Thomas Taylor was on the top of sturdy criticism for his determination making in Jake Paul’s win in opposition to Nate Robinson.
Within the penultimate combat earlier than Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTube star Paul, in his second skilled combat, knocked Robinson out chilly in spherical two.
It was Robinson’s first combat and the previous NBA star was on the ground a number of instances – together with an enormous one within the first spherical – earlier than Taylor referred to as it.
Former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall was not impressed.
“You’ll be able to’t play at boxing,” he informed BT Sport.
“The referee had a stinker. That’s the form of combat the place somebody will get damage due to the referee.”
Sitting alongside him was former IBF cruiserweight champion Glenn McCrory, who was equally shocked on the beating Robinson took.
“He was out. He was knocked out. He’s a basketball participant. He provides him all the possibility on the earth, so long as he probably can and he will get knocked out actually badly. You don’t wish to see that. He shouldn’t must take that.”
It was an unpleasant contest, which noticed Robinson given a beneficiant rely as he made his means again to his toes on two events and informed to guard himself.
There was little boxing on show and it even prompted rapper Snoop Dogg to mock the occasion, as he joked his cousin – WWE Famous person Sasha Banks – was going to provide them a wrestling contract.
Robinson wanted medical consideration, however ultimately made it to his stool after the top of the combat.
“He was higher than I anticipated. He was athletic, tremendous sturdy, clearly,” the victorious Paul stated afterwards.
“I wanna say a thanks to Nate, he was the one which initially referred to as me out, I respect him and his basketball profession has been superb.
“I’ve been coaching my ass off for the previous 12 months. I’m taking this severely.
“There’s an extended checklist of opponents that I would like, Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m gonna knock them each out.
“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the road. I wanna be on this sport for a very long time.”