So here’s the bout that everyone on AX has been talking about. I was at this show, saw Steve before the fight, couldn’t believe how big he’s become. So loads of drama with the fight…
Originally this bout was for a belt, but the story goes that Levin’s camp wasn’t informed it was for a belt? So no belt…. I guess during the weigh in’s the Wakeling camp felt that they Team Levin was mocking them… I don’t know I wasn’t there.
I’ve never been much of a Levin fan, I think he’s a punk… I don’t care so much for his taunting or his attitude. I understand he’s fighting in front of a hostil crowd, but even between rounds he had shit to say with people sitting next to the judges. If your going to mug and taunt you’d better bring it. What do you think? Did he bring it?
So, loads of post fight drama clearly people aren’t happy with a decision, there seems to be some controversy around the adding of the score cards, You can view the thread here. Quite a lengthy discussion until the thread get’s hijacked .
Statement on AX by Mark Wakeling (Steve’s coach/dad)
“And thats what im doing now, they robbed us of the world tittles four days before the fight, even though levin agreed to come and fight for a world tittle, even two days before threatened to leave the country with out fighting if a world tittle was put up.
And they laughed about it at the weigh in, to mess our heads up.
It worked with me, but Stephen kept his head and sent the best light heavy weight world champion back home a losser.
But for ukmf to back him and add 48 plus two stars to 50 a draw is criminal.”
I need to watch it again, but i felt like it was the right call when it was said and done. I don’t think Wakeling woke up until the later rounds and Levin… Loads of straight rights to Wakelings 10 pack… not very effective.