Boxing: Tyson Fury's camp to challenge judges' scorecards after Deontay Wilder draw

  • 03/12/2018

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) will officially complain about the scorecards, after Tyson Fury's drawn WBC heavyweight title fight against Deontay Wilder.

Despite being dropped to the canvas in the ninth and 12th rounds, Fury dominated the bout in Los Angeles, but all three ring judges scored the fight differently.

Mexico's Alejandro Rochin scored the fight 115-111 to Wilder, Canada's Robert Tapper had it 114-112 for Fury and Phil Edwards of the United Kingdom called it even at 113-113.

Immediately after the bout, Fury said he would not "scream robbery" over the result, but his tone changed the following day.

"To be honest, I've never seen a worse decision in my life," he said. "I don't know what fight they were watching.

"Rochin, you need sacking or to go to Specsavers, mate."

Now Fury's promoter Frank Warren and the BBBoC will ask the WBC to review the decision, and order a re-match.

"I've spoken to Charlie Giles, president of the British Boxing Board of Control, and they, along with us, will be writing to the WBC, asking that they look at what's gone on there and to order the rematch," Warren said.

"The Mexican judge got it wrong. I genuinely feel sorry for Tyson - he's been robbed, and it wasn't right."

Fury added the judges' decision is an example of what "gives boxing a bad name".

"I'm very happy with the fight, but put it this way, if I didn't get knocked down twice in that fight, on one of the judge's scorecards, I'd have still lost. He needs banning from boxing forever, because he clearly can't judge.

"That's as bad a decision as the first Lennox Lewis-Evander Holyfield fight [in 1999], but who am I to say anything? I'm just a fighter, I'm not the judges.

"You can't take anything away from me or Wilder - we done our best - [but] it's stuff like this that gives boxing a bad name.

"The world knows who the real WBC champion is. Wilder had a gift decision in his own country.

"He must be thanking his lucky stars he still has the green-and-gold belt, as that belt belongs to me."


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Boxing: Tyson Fury's camp to challenge judges' scorecards after Deontay Wilder draw
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