Manuel Charr was unhappy about his stoppage loss to Vitali Klitschko on Saturday, and he remains unhappy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Manuel Charr has filed an official protest with the WBC over his TKO-4 loss to Vitali Klitschko this past Saturday in Moscow, which will go absolutely nowhere but I figured you should know this is happening, so I'm talking about it anyway, even though it's not really news other than it is a thing that is currently happening, and probably shouldn't be, and won't matter, but hey, here it is.
Charr (21-1, 11 KO) was being easily handled by Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO) when in the fourth round, a big cut opened up on his face. Referee Guido Cavalleri took Charr to the ringside physician, who stopped the bout because of the cut.
Nobody really cared enough to wonder if the stoppage was premature, in part because the juice was flowing out of that thing pretty heavily, and also in part because the fight was so bad that nobody really wanted to see any more of it. Charr presented Klitschko zero challenge, which is exactly what was expected, and Klitschko is pretty much laughing off the protest:
"What's the point of him doing that? Another round, or a maximum of two, and Charr would have been on the floor."
Charr apparently said on Facebook that "my victory was stolen from me," which is fantastical boxing B.S. at its very best.
The President of the German Boxing Association has reportedly already said no rules were violated, despite the Charr team's objections.