Frankfurt Sport Board takes offense at Hoeness' statements to Karim Bellarabi. Boxer Gennady Golovkin conceded his first professional defeat.
Bundesliga, Bayern: Eintracht Frankfurt sports director Fredi Bobic has criticized Bayern President Uli Hoeness for his sharp attack against Karim Bellarabi. "That does not belong.The choice of words – one should hold back a little," said the former Bundesliga striker on Sunday Sky, Hoeneß had said after boarding Bellarabis against Bayern Rafinha, the foul was "of course, mentally ill, this is intentional assault." The Bayern boss demanded that Bellarabi belong "locked for three months – and for stupidity".
Rafinha wore an inside ligament tear on the left ankle at the scene for which Bellarabi was penalized. Previously, world champion Corentin Tolisso had suffered a cruciate ligament and outside meniscal tear in a 3-1 draw with Leverkusen. "That whole balloon came together, it exploded, that's something that fits in with the emotion," Bobic said. The attack should still not go so personally against a player, he said.
Meanwhile, Bellarabi has shown remorse after his foul. "Of course I would like to apologize to Rafinha and my team for the unnecessary foul, it was not my intention! Get well soon," the 28-year-old wrote in a social network.
Boxing, WM: Boxer Gennady Golovkin has lost the first defeat of his professional career and lost the world title of the WBC and WBA associations. In a world-wide battle, the 36-year-old Kazakhstan middleweight was beaten by Mexican Saul Alvarez in just twelve rounds (113: 115, 113: 115 , 114: 114). "It was a very good fight for the fans and very exciting, I thought I was the better," Golovkin said.
Golovkin, once under contract with the Hamburg Universum boxing stable, had previously won 38 of his 39 fights and boxed once. 34 of his fights he won by K.o. prematurely. The 28-year-old Alvarez now has 50 wins (34 knockout) in 53 matches, one defeat and two draws. "If people want us to fight each other again, let's do it again," said the Mexican. Golovkin is for it: "Under the right conditions: yes."
Rowing, World Cup: For Oliver Zeidler hopes for a medal at the World Rowing Championship have been dashed. In the one-race of the title fights in Plovdiv, the 22-year-old World Cup debutant from Ingolstadt did not get past sixth on Sunday. Gold went to Norwegian Kjetil Borch, silver and bronze to Ondrej Synek (Czech Republic) and Mindaugas Griskonis (Lithuania). Thus, Zeidler could not improve on the previous balance sheet of the German Rowing Association (DRV) in the 14 Olympic classes with even silver by the women's doubles quad.