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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.

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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.

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.

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"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.

"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."

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

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."

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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.'

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

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]

 

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