Tyson Fury Says Judges Cost Him Boxing's Greatest Ever Comeback

Tyson Fury has claimed that the controversial split decision draw that stopped him beating Deontay Wilder cost him boxing's biggest comeback after his years of inactivity and fighting depression and addiction.

To get most people to care about something at half five in the morning takes some doing. You know it has to be some pretty big news to stir emotions so early in the day but that's what Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and three judges did on Sunday morning.

With the WBC world heavyweight title fight being so early for those of us in Europe it took a lot of willpower and caffeine to stay up through the undercard to get to the main event.

Fury thought he'd won the fight, as did most people. Image: PA Images
Fury thought he'd won the fight, as did most people. Image: PA Images

Only because the fight was so good and the ending so controversial was everyone able to muster up the energy to be so full of indignation over the split decision draw.

Fury, despite his name, seemed to be less pissed off than everyone else and actually took the result pretty well, especially considering the circumstances.

The British boxer did question the British judge for scoring the fight a draw but he was very measured in his response. Now the Gypsy King has revealed he felt cheated out of boxing's greatest comeback, as he revealed on Good Morning Britain:

Speaking to Piers Morgan the undefeated heavyweight said, "I'm absolutely devastated, I can't put into words how hard I've worked for this.

"We all know I've won. Everyone who watched the fight knows I've won but history will look back at this and say it was a draw because no-one will remember the controversy after a while.

"They've denied me the greatest comeback in boxing history.

"I'm not going to be bitter about it - but I am disappointed."

Fury and Wilder both have their hands raised at the end of the fight. Image: PA Images
Fury and Wilder both have their hands raised at the end of the fight. Image: PA Images

It's difficult to argue with Fury's comments. He was at a huge low following the win over Wladimir Klitschko three years ago.

Depression set in and he turned to drugs and alcohol and considered suicide. His weight ballooned and his boxing career looked all but over.

Even in his comeback he fought two nobodies and few people gave him a chance when the Wilder fight was announced but by the end everyone was left a believer.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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