The scandal ended with the fight between the Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev and American Andre ward. The referee awarded the victory to the sportsman from the USA, ignoring violations of the rules.
The referee prematurely stopped the fight in the eighth round, declaring the victory of the ward by TKO. It should be noted that during the replay of the controversial moment was clearly visible that the American Kovalev inflicted a series of blows below the belt.
During the announcement of the decision of judge hall strongly booed the verdict of the referee, expressing his disagreement with the controversial victory of Andre ward.