Raging boxing fans demand judge be 'investigated immediately' after Okolie vs Billam-Smith scorecards revealed | The Sun

BOXING fans raged on social media after the Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith scorecards were revealed.

Okolie lost his WBO cruiserweight belt via decision after being knocked down THREE times during the bout.

The 30-year-old was deducted two points over the course of the bout for repeated holding… although one judge somehow went on to score it a draw.

Two of the scorecards had Billam-Smith winning 115-108 and 116-107, respectively.

The other, however, stunned and enraged fans in equal measure by having it 112-112.

Upon seeing the scorecards, talkSPORT boxing correspondent Michael Benson said: "112-112 is an atrocious scorecard for Chris Billam-Smith's majority decision win over Lawrence Okolie after three knockdowns and two point deductions."

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Another Twitter user fumed: "That’s the worst individual card of all time."

While a second wrote: "We need to see a picture of that scorecard. Unbelievable."

A further social media scribe said: "I really want to see the round scores on this! It needs posting! Going under the radar as Billam-Smith won but needs investigating."

Another similarly added: "Get that first one investigated."

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Hometown hero Billam-Smith was able to grab the biggest win of his career at Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium.

Upon winning the fight, the tearful new champ, 32, said: "My whole life has led to this, this is perfect.

"Lawrence was a great champion who never looked like getting beat. It was not a great looking fight but that doesn't matter.

"I didn't eat from Tuesday to Thursday to make the weight, I was sick in bed all week, I just had to make the weight.

"I dedicate this to my mum, I love you so much, thank you so much. I will never top this night, this is the greatest of my career.

"I thank the fans because they created this for me. I have become a world champion, in my home town."

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