‘Are you joking?’ – Angry Albanian Florian Marku goes on stunning rant at judge after controversial draw on Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev undercard

Florian Marku flew into an angry rant after suffering the first blemish on his record on Saturday night.
The Albanian appeared, in the eyes of many, to have done enough to beat his opponent Jamie Stewart on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev.
However, referee Marcus McDonnell – who was the sole judge of the eight-rounder – scored it a 76-76 draw. Marku’s record is now 8-0-1.
Marku scored a knockdown in the contestDave Thompson/Matchroom

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When asked if he disagrees with the decision, Marku told Sky: “Are you joking?
“Does this judge know boxing or not? One time I think he hit me clean.
“I was playing with him, I hit him so many times clean.
“What is boxing? What is it about? To get hit in the gloves? Are you joking?
“They are ruining my career. You know, one draw for me is everything.
“How can he give this fight a draw? I don’t know what I should say.”
The referee/judge scored the fight a drawDave Thompson/Matchroom
Regarding a rematch, Marku continued: “Of course I’m gonna do it again, but this fight for a draw? Are you joking me?
“This judge, do they know boxing or not?
“What did you see? Did you see something beautiful when he was fighting?
“Of course, he’s a tough guy, congratulations to him, he accepted the fight.
“He got hit many times in the head clean. What is a draw? I put him down.
“Are you joking with me?”
The Albanian made his feelings known in the post-fight interviewDave Thompson/Matchroom

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Stewart replied: “I thought I put on a fair fight.
“I though I boxed it. He pressured, no doubt about that.
“He caught me with a nice body shot, but I thought I boxed him round.
“He come in short bursts instead of staying on his toes and boxing.
“He kinda did the pressuring and I did the boxing.”

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