McGuigan: Sky pundits are becoming a laughing stock

Barry McGuigan has hit out Sky boxing’s pundits after a number of them scored the massive Frampton versus Quigg world title fight a draw on Saturday night.

Jim Watt and Carl Froch both somehow had the WBA and IBF unification clash level after 12 rounds of a fight were Scott Quigg was inactive for nigh on six rounds.

There was online suggestions of bias seen as Quigg is signed to Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn, who has an exclusive deal with the broadcaster Belfast fight fans will welcome to the city on the April 30, and Watt has had to suffer criticism from Irish fans before when he scored Matthew Macklin’s World title fight with Felix Sturm level.

Frampton’s manager and Irish fight legend was angered by the TV scoring  labeling it a ‘joke’ and suggesting they are becoming ‘a laughing stock’.

“The scoring was a joke,” he told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.

“I cannot understand how the Sky guys could have had that fight a draw. I think they are becoming a laughing stock when they come out with things like that.”

The Sky boxing pundits were not the only ones the former featherweight World champ was upset it with. McGuigan like most in the venue couldn’t believe Levi Martinez had Quigg as the victor on his scorecard.

“The judge, Levi Martinez, who gave the decision against him, he needs to go to Specsavers, he genuinely does. The supervisor from the IBF told me they’re going to pull him over the coals. Because he’s normally a good judge but on that occasion he got that completely wrong. Frampton at least won the fight by eight rounds to four. If not by four rounds, then five. The consensus was it was five rounds.”

 

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