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Bence Istenes Shuns Handshake with Gabor Racz Post Sztarbox Match: Is the Show About Competition or Entertainment?

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Bence Istenes Shuns Handshake with Gabor Racz Post Sztarbox Match: Is the Show About Competition or Entertainment?

In the most recent episode of RTL's popular boxing series, Sztarbox, tensions ran high as Bence Istenes refused to shake hands with his opponent, Gabor Racz, after their bout. The refusal came as a response to what Istenes deemed as unsportsmanlike conduct by Racz, including offensive remarks throughout the match.

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Controversy Surrounding Istenes

Alongside the post-match controversy, Istenes also addressed an earlier incident where he unintentionally shared a racist message on Instagram. The post was intended to be supportive but contained an inappropriate comment that sparked backlash. Istenes apologized for the incident and promptly replaced the post. However, the incident led to heated exchanges between him and Racz in the lead-up to their match, further fueling their rivalry.

Racz's Perspective

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On the other hand, Racz criticized Istenes for displaying unsportsmanlike behavior throughout their six-month preparation period. Racz also shared his emotional struggle in dealing with the aftermath of knocking out another contestant, Peter Kabat, who had to be hospitalized and operated on. The incident raised questions about the mental toll the competitive boxing environment can take on its participants.

Sztarbox: Competition or Entertainment?

As Sztarbox continues to gain viewership, questions arise about the show's nature. Is it a platform for genuine competition, or is it merely a vehicle for entertainment? The verbal sparring, accusations of racism, and unsportsmanlike conduct displayed by both Istenes and Racz suggest that it might be a mix of both, adding fuel to the ongoing debate.

In unrelated celebrity news, it was also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's family received a Rolls Royce for Christmas, further highlighting the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous.

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