In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, more people want to put sanctions on Russia country and Russians in general.
Before, Russian sportsmen and the country as a whole were punished very harshly for breaking the rules of the game.
FIFA and UEFA have banned Russian teams from all competitions until further notice. This includes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and this summer’s Women’s European Championships in England, which are both in England.
Also, Spartak Moscow was also knocked out of the Europa League group stage at the same time. Russia has sanctioned a lot of sports events and people who play them.
All four boxing sanctioning bodies have said yes.The IBF, the WBO, and the WBC have all put a hold on title fights between Russian boxers because of this.
When it comes to punishment, the WBA hasn’t done well enough. Russian boxer and champion Dmitry Bivol has agreed to fight DAZN’s light heavyweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on May 7 for the DAZN light heavyweight title.
That’s why this fight is so expensive: It comes with a huge fee of 3% of each fighter’s total pay. When it comes to the possible $50 million in compensation for Alvarez and Bivol, this is less than 3% of the total. WBA rules say that the Russian flag can’t be shown or sung in Russia.
The desire to do more is on the rise, on the other hand. Alvarez-Bivol is also being debated in boxing circles about whether or not the fight can be held on May 7th before it has to be called off. Wladimir Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine, answered the question of whether or not he should be able to defend his light-heavyweight title against the Mexican boxer.
Both of the prizefighting Ukrainian brothers have helped and joined the military as a result of the Russian attack. Oleksandr Usyk, Vasiliy Lomachenko, and a lot of other Ukrainian sportsmen will fight for their country’s freedom at the next event. If a Russian is chosen to be the main platform for a major international athletic event, there will be more debate about it. As a result, boxing has a bad reputation for being a real sport. When it comes to boxing as a sport, you can only look back for so far.
If the WBA doesn’t let the fight happen, or if DAZN’s first pay-per-view event has to find a replacement for Alvarez, the fight between Alvarez and Bivol may be called off. You might have to pay a lot of money to get Alvarez-Bivol out. People around the world will have to wait and see if money is worth it.
They face punishment while the war in Ukraine is going on. People who work for DAZN have to be careful. Vitali Klitschko, who used to be a boxer, stops Russian soldiers. Wladimir, who has been a three-time heavyweight champion, is his partner when he trains.
When DAZN announced Wladimir Klitschko’s return to the ring after three years, he asked that the event be called off.
It’s May 7, and Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol are going to fight.
He thought it was wrong for a Russian to play in such a high-profile Las Vegas competition, but he didn’t agree with that.