Floyd Mayweather was in attendance as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury competed for the WBC heavyweight title in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The bout ended in a controversial draw, Wilder keeping his belt despite being outboxed for the majority of the fight.
Indeed, Mayweather thought Fury took the first five rounds.
“5-0 so far,” Mayweather said when asked by Showtime during the contest.
Wilder managed to knock Fury down twice, though, handing him 10-8 rounds in the ninth and 12th.
And it’s on this that the American managed to retain his title.
The talk now is about the judges’ scorecards, which included a 115-111 score in Wilder’s favour.
Mayweather's reaction to the draw
Many feel that Fury was robbed and among those is apparently Mayweather.
Per Andreas Hale, the Senior Editor of Sporting News, the American stood in front of the ring “just shaking his head in disbelief” at Fury after the scores were announced.
Fury’s trainer, Ben Davison, went on to say that Mayweather was ‘disgusted’ as he left the Staples Center.
“Floyd Mayweather’s walked out this arena disgusted… that says it all,” Davison told BBC Five Live, per the Standard.
Davison continued by expressing his anger at the result.
“You know to take something away from someone that’s come from hell and back, to ruin the biggest comeback in boxing history, probably in sporting history, that is a disgrace,” he added.
"Honestly disgraceful. Everybody in boxing knows Tyson’s story and we weren’t asking for any bias, we wanted a fair crack of the whip, that’s all we asked for from start to finish and we haven’t got that.”
A rematch is possibly on the cards at some point in 2019, with Fury’s promoter Frank Warren insisting he wants it to happen in the United Kingdom.
For all that he’s been through, and for his performance in Los Angeles, Fury deserves the chance to put on a show in front of a home crowd.News Now - Sport News