Date: 17th August 2013 at 12:53pm
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Anyone who saw the contest last week between Deontay Wilder and Sergei Liakhovich, will have been impressed with the power displayed by Wilder.

The manner in which he dispatched Liakhovich, in the first round, saw Wilder touted as the next big American hope.

However, in the aftermath of the contest, a contest whereby Laikhovich?s legs did an uncontrollable dance as he lay stricken on the canvas, something unpleasant is occurring.

It transpires that Liakhovich isn?t happy with the outcome of the fight believing he was knocked out courtesy of a punch to the back of the head.

To this effect he has launched an official protest with the California State Athletic Commission citing that the fight was ended by rabbit punches and should be declared as a no contest.

Personally I?d be surprised if his appeal succeeds. Boxers are told to defend themselves at all times and the action was so frenetic during that opening round that there was no way Wilder could have been aware that Laikhovich had turned his head away.

I reckon it?s more a case of sour grapes after Laikhovich had dismissed Wilder before the contest.