Advert

Latest

16 minutes ago
Advert
an hour ago
Advert

Most Popular

3 hours ago
Advert

Deontay Wilder Says 'Smart' Judges Saw Through Tyson Fury's Tactics Of 'Egging On Decisions'

Deontay Wilder Says 'Smart' Judges Saw Through Tyson Fury's Tactics Of 'Egging On Decisions'

Deontay Wilder has slammed the idea that Tyson Fury should have beaten him on points by 'thanking God' that the judges "read through the things" he was doing in the ring.

The WBC champ, 33, traded blows with Fury at the Staples Center in LA last year and walked away with a controversial draw.

While many fight fans believed the Brit superstar should have won the fight on points, Wilder has blasted the idea that he should have lost the bout.

Advert

Speaking ahead of his upcoming rematch with Luis Ortiz, the 'Bronze Bomber' claims that Fury's tactics of taunting at the end of rounds were a sign he "never won" them.

"Look at when I fight other guys, even with the [Luis] Ortiz fight, there's always something pushed through the challenger and not me," he told Seconds Out.

"There's always something good said about them and it's always what I should be doing or need to be doing.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Advert

"It's never 'bigging' me up, no-one ever sees the greatness of what I'm doing until I just pop somebody in the middle of their sentence complimenting the other opponent.

"When you have it like that, you paint a narrative to the other people that's on the outside looking in.

"They say: 'Oh, he [Wilder] got beat 10 to 2,' when they [the fans] don't even know what the hell they are looking at, they don't even know how to score a card.

"I thank God that I had smart judges, to read through the things Fury was doing because he can also egg on the judging decision.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Boxing

Deontay Wilder Hints At New Theory Over Rumours That Tyson Fury's Cut Reopened

Advert

"When he [Fury] does, at the end of the round, all the taunting, [they are] only tactics when the round [is] over [and] when you never won."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

KO artist Wilder also accused referee Jack Reese of showing "favouritism" towards Fury because of his comeback story and battle against mental health.

Advert
Deontay Wilder Hints At New Theory Over Rumours That Tyson Fury's Cut Reopened
Boxing

Deontay Wilder Hints At New Theory Over Rumours That Tyson Fury's Cut Reopened

published ata year ago

He said: "It's trying to make people say, 'Oh I'm still here, I won, I got more energy.'

"He [Fury] wasn't doing nothing, he was missing a lot of punches. Forget the draw as that wasn't no draw: I knocked him out.

"Jack Reese showed favouritism, he had an emotional connection to Fury because of his story along with everybody else.

"Along with the commentary because they had an emotional connection."

Advert
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Wilder, who will defend the WBC championship against Ortiz on 23rd November, has previously launched a scathing attack on Fury over his use of mental health.

Wilder and Fury's hotly anticipated rematch is scheduled for 22nd February in Las Vegas, according to the 'Gypsy King.'

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Staples Center, LA, Boxing, Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder, WBC

Chosen for YouChosen for You

The Incredible Moment Cristiano Ronaldo Scored A Bullet Header After He 'Wasn’t In Frame' For Paul Scholes’ Cross
published at16 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Czech FA Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Has Not Broken Josef Bican's Goalscoring Record

published at3 hours ago

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]