Tyson Fury shows off battle scars with camp to ask WBC to order rematch and investigation after Deontay Wilder draw

The Gypsy King, 30, says he was the victim of one of the biggest robberies in boxing history.


A split decision left the 30-year-old Brit with a draw against the WBC heavyweight champ.

American-based Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin somehow scored the fight 115-111 to Wilder.

Canadian Robert Tapper gave the fight 114-112 to Fury and Brit Phil Edwards called it a 113-113 draw.

The Bronze Bomber won the ninth and final round 10-8 due to knockdowns but he was poor for long spells and was mocked by the Gypsy King throughout.

Fury said: “I have never seen a worse decision, I do not know what fight they were watching.

"But this is boxing, it is not the first time it has happened and will not be the last.

“I did what I had to do but the media are the ones saying it was controversial. I take nothing away from Wilder but this harms the sport.

“The world knows who the real WBC champion is, Wilder has had a gift in his home country.



 

“Even if I had stayed away from him for the final few rounds I probably would have still got the draw!

"Rochin needs banning from boxing because he cannot judge."

The Manchester hero’s round 12 resurrection has been drawing brilliant comparisons with WWE legend The Undertaker.

And Fury admits he has no idea how he not only got back to his feet but ended the fight on the front foot, with Wilder rocking.

He said: “I had to climb off the canvas twice but that is what champions do. We want the rematch now.

“True champions get up. I could have stayed down but while there is life in my body I will get up.

“I was just taking my time to recover. If you jump up too quick then sometimes your legs are gone. I took some time and my legs were perfect.

“It’s easy to beat me, you just have to nail me to the canvas.”

Fury said he wants the rematch ASAP, with Las Vegas the most likely location for Spring 2019.

But trainer Ben Davison, who earned huge credit for his fighter’s masterful performance and gameplan, says he wants a holiday first and a break from the 6ft 9in, all-singing-all-dancing character.

The 26-year-old said: “I was calm and relaxed all the way through. I had a job to do.

“I feel for Tyson’s family because it is emotional for them.

“Stop talking about the rematch – I need a holiday – I need to get away from this man!”


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