As if the decision and judging of the now infamous Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury wasn’t controversial enough, it has now emerged that there was a major miscalculation on one of the judge’s scorecards, meaning the wrong points scoring was announced.
Everybody in Staples Center, Los Angles believed that, on hearing the final ring of the bell, Tyson Fury would lift the WBC heavyweight title after a sure in on a points decision.
Everybody except two of the three judges that was.
Despite being sent to the canvas and falling victim to two obvious 10-8 rounds, Fury was still up on everybody’s score cards back home.
SHOWTIME had the fight 114-110 in Fury’s favour as did judge Robert Tapper.
At least, that’s what they announced to everyone in the arena and millions watching back home.
But that actually wasn’t the case. The maths was wrong. After a picture of the scorecard was released on Twitter, it was revealed that Tapper had actually scored the fight 114-112.
The quite astonishing error would have mattered little, though. The error would not have affected the overall outcome of the fight meaning no serious action or resolution will take place.
Every single judge sort it differently. Non-more so than Alejandro Rochin, who instantly became the number one public enemy.
Controversially, he gave Wilder a resounding 115-111 advantage after 12 rounds.
Post-fight, Fury was clearly not happy with the outcome.
The controversy surrounding the points decision also revolves around an English judge who obviously didn’t favour Fury who has called for the British Boxing Board of Control to speak to British official Phil Edwards for delivering a 113-113 score.
Fury has been commended by head trainer Ben Davison for not contriving to the obvious consensus that he'd been robbed of a historic title win.
"I was telling my brothers and my family to keep quiet," Fury explained in his post-fight press conference.
"There were about 8,000 travellers and Brits who had come from around the world, maybe even 10,000.
"They probably would have smashed this arena up if I'd instigated it and I mean to the floor!
"I just wanted to be an ambassador for my country and my people," concluded the former heavyweight world champion.