In one of the worst refereed fights ever, British heavyweight Danny Williams stopped Konstantin Airich in the 7th round in Spain. The fight saw both fighters trade knockdowns, with Williams down in the 4th and Airich down in the 5th and 6th. Besides that, Williams received two standing eight counts in the 3rd round, along with two separate point deductions for low blows, once in the 2nd and another time in the 5th. In the 6th round, Airich was taking more and more sustained punishment with his back against the ropes when suddenly the round ended with 1:28 left on the clock! Who rang the bell? The referee looked confused, but didnít allow the round to continue...was the round ended early to save Airich from getting knocked out?
It was all Williams in this short 6th round as Airich was both tired and hurt and unable to defend himself from the heavy shots of Williams. Shortly into the round, Williams dropped Airich with a big right hand. After the action resumed, Williams was in the process of finishing Airich off when the round inexplicably ended early at 1:28.
Williams, not wanting to let the fight continue any longer, came out full energy in the 7th round and buried Airich under a blizzard of shots, causing Airichís promoter to throw in the towel.
Article posted on 02.06.2008