Nyligen gick Deontay Wilder och Tyson Fury en match om tungviktstiteln. Matchen slutade oavgjort efter 12 ronder. Även om många tyckte att Fury var den rättmätige segraren var Wilder ytterst nära att knocka britten i den 12 ronden. Mirakulöst nog lyckade dock den tuffe Fury att ställa sig upp och fortsätta matchen. Wilder anser dock att Fury fick för mycket tid att återhämta sig och att domaren borde ha stoppat matchen.
Detta hade amerikanen att säga när han nyligen gästade Joe Rogans podcast:
I definitely knocked him out. Jack Reiss definitely had delays on that count. I’ve now watched the fight like six times, and definitely when he got to eight, eight was a very long delay. Nine out of ten judges would have waved that off, especially when you see his eyes roll into the back of his head.
Rogan var böjd att hålla med:
He definitely didn’t get up in time. But it was his job to get up at 10, it was not his job to know exactly when 10 seconds is.
Wilder var varken nöjd med domare eller kommentatorer. Han var särskilt missnöjd med, Paulie Malignaggi, som han ansåg vara partisk i sina kommentarer.
The commentators was terrible. I felt they were very biased. There was a lot of things they were pointing out that Fury was doing, but not a lot of things that I was doing. Even when I knocked him down in the eighth round… they had all this to say, but when I knocked him down it was so quiet.
Han menar att kommentatorerna, precis som många fans, blivit påverkade av Furys fantastiska comeback story.
Even in the whole buildup, he sold his story. He sold his story to America. Any combat sport, it deals with emotions, and people got emotionally tied to it. A lot of people could relate to his story. Certain things I could relate to. When you capture the world and you capture the people that get emotionally involved, they want you to win. Just because of the story. The commentators, especially Paulie [Malignaggi], they got very emotional with it. A lot of the other casters were too, just listening to them. I saw the fight six times. You can see a better look on the fight muting the TV.