Bob Arum doesn't want to see a judge again after her Teofimo Lopez scorecard, and fans agreed
Teofimo Lopez beats Vasiliy Lomachenko in his easy title bout on October 17, 2020 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. (Photo by Mikey Williams / Top Rank via Getty Images)
Teofimo Lopez is the undisputed lightweight champion after impressing Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday, but a scorecard for his win sparked disbelief among many observers, including Bob Arum, the top CEO.
The bout was officially scored 116-112 by Tim Cheatham, 117-111 by Steve Weisfield, and 119-109 by Julie Lederman. It was the last scorecard that raised questions.
There was little doubt that Lopez deserved the win, but the consensus was that Lomachenko showed enough life in the second half of the fight to maintain competitiveness in the 12th round. Lopez finished the win strong, but it's hard to believe he won 11 out of 12 rounds as Lederman saw.
The good news is that Lederman turned to the winner, if at all. For Arum, however, that wasn't enough as he said after the fight he would advise fighters to ask Lederman not to be nominated for their fights:
The vast majority of boxing fans, journalists, and a welterweight world champion appeared to agree with Arum's assessment.
Boxing fans react to scorecards from Teofimo Lopez's victory
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