Dubois’ coach accuses Usyk of ‘CHEATING’ and says Ukrainian ‘faked’ injury from ‘low blow’ during controversial fight

DANIEL DUBOIS’ coach Don Charles has accused Oleksandr Usyk of “cheating” and “faking injury” during his controversial win.

The Brit knocked his opponent to the canvas with a heavy shot to the midriff in round five.

However, referee Luis Pabon deemed the punch illegal for being too low.

Usyk was allowed four minutes to recover and bounced back to his feet to secure a ninth-round knockout win.

Dubois felt he was “cheated out of victory” and was left devastated after the bout.

His promoter Frank Warren said the decision was “bulls***” and that he will appeal the result to try and claim a no contest.

And Dubois’ coach was left raging at Usyk in a press conference, launching an attack on the Ukrainian.

Charles said: “That is called faking it and the referee fell for it. I trust Frank Warren to lodge a complaint.

“I am speechless. The fight ended in round five and we got conned out of it. Period.

“We have such technology as VAR, they use it in football, they use it in tennis. Why not bring it into boxing to stop such things happening?

“If only they realise how much people put into what they do, I’m sure Usyk put a lot in too, but Dubois put a lot into that.

“I hate moaning, but we should be sitting here with those belts.

“When the referee came into our room prior to the fight to read us our rules and he asked us, ‘Is there anything you want to request?’

“I said, ‘Yes, make sure Usyk‘s groin guard is in the right place because I know he wears it high.

“He always makes out the opposition fighter has hit him low, he does it in most of his fights, it is a trick of his and it should be stamped out.”

Charles continued firing shots when asked what Usyk said to Dubois after the fight.

He replied: “For a guy who pretends he doesn’t speak English, I understood everything that he said, he was speaking perfect English.

“He was talking a lot of gibberish, he knows he has conned the young man out of it.

“‘This is boxing, Daniel, this is boxing.’

“Yeah we know, but we don’t like it when people cheat. That is cheating there is no two ways about it.

“It is like a footballer going down to get a penalty or a player sent off.

“I am distraught, my young man has left this building distraught and God knows how it is going to affect his mind going forward.”

Dubois’ coach accuses Usyk of ‘CHEATING’ and says Ukrainian ‘faked’ injury from ‘low blow’ during controversial fight | The Sun

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