The camp of Lukas Konecny is disappointed in the one-sided scoring of Konecny’s seemingly close fight against WBO jr middleweight champion Zaur Baysangurov on sturdy in Kiev. Scores were Matteo Montella 117-111, Lahcen Oumghar 118-110 and Mickey Vann 119-109.
Lukas Konecny: “It was expected to be a hard and difficult fight. Unfortunately, from the first round I had problems with my eyes. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t look for excuses for a defeat, but this bothered me in my fight plan and I couldn’t properly implement our tactics. It really bothered me! I’m just hugely disappointed. But, no matter the cause of the defeat today our analysis is needed. I’ll go on from here and I will never abandon my dream of winning a world championship.”
Konecny trainer Dirk Dzemski: “Of course this fight was much, much closer than the comical official scoring. I was satisfied with Lukas to the seventh round, then the fight ran in the wrong direction. A Lukas Konecny is not one who goes looking for excuses after a defeat. But, when I now hear about the vision problems from him, with him partially missing a sense of depth perception, his missed punches can be explained better. Honestly he never deserved such a preposterous point decision after this fight.
SES promoter Ulf Steinforth: “It’s a shame, a shame! I’m incredibly disappointed that a judge after this intensive and very close fight, dares to give Lukas only one round. This does not correspond at all to the way the fight went and is a humiliation for an upright sportsman who always gives everything and has worked 15 years for this world championship chance. I even saw Lukas Konecny ahead, although a close decision against us we would have accepted, but I am deeply appalled that these scores completely disregard the flow of the fight.”