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18 NOVEMBER 2018

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Povetkin camp to lodge protest against referee

The team of recent world heavyweight title challenger Alexander Povetkin have claimed they are going to protest the actions of referee Luis Pabon during their charges fight with Wladimir Kitschko at the weekend.


Talking to RIA Novosti’s sports affiliate R-Sport, Povetkin’s agent Dmitry Ivanov said that he was pursuing action with all world governing bodies to make sure that “this referee never again oversees a high-level fight.”


The camp feel that Pabon didn’t warn Klitschko enough for what they believe to be constant leaning on, holding and pushing during the fight. Ivanov also suggested that Pabon was one of the WBA’s most favoured referees.


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