Former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder remains convinced that the referee stole his victory in his first fight with Tyson Fury when he sent his opponent to a heavy knockdown in the 12th round. According to the American boxer, the referee should then give the go-ahead, and not start the countdown.
“I won the first fight with Fury without question. I knocked him out, but the referee gave him more time, because he thought he was doing the right thing. It’s all about what this fight was like. He was very much expected, a lot was at stake. Sometimes the referees start acting differently, thinking that it is better for boxing, instead of sticking to the rules.
I definitely knocked out Fury. I was surprised not only because of the countdown, but also because I saw him roll his eyes. You know, it’s like after good sex, when your eyes roll up to your head. I knew Fury had received a concussion, he was over. This is the go-ahead period, “Deontay Wilder said live on Instagram.