Billy Joe Saunders is one of many in the boxing world who believes that Tyson Fury was robbed in his fight against Deontay Wilder.
“The best heavyweight I’ve seen with my eyes #Robbery,” Saunders tweeted in the aftermath of the contest.
It’s hard not to share the same opinion as Saunders. Anyone who watched the fight will have seen Fury outperform his opponent.
But Fury was let down by the judges, one of whom scored the contest 115-111 to Wilder.
The argument in Wilder’s case is that he managed to floor Fury twice in the fight. Fury rose on both occasions but they counted as 10-8 rounds to the American.
Still, there’s a growing sense in the sport that these results are being orchestrated just to fill everyones pockets.
Chris Eubank Jr. tweeted: “For anyone confused about the draw. It’s simple maths. A draw = Rematch. A Rematch = 💰💰.”
Tony Bellew tweets
Many felt that Gennady Golovkin was robbed in his second fight against Canelo Alvarez in September. Now, Fury can feel hard done by.
Tony Bellew hit the nail on the head in his tweet about the outcome of Wilder versus Fury.
“Boxing is the biggest loser with decisions like that last night! The last round makes it closer but it’s still a win for Fury in my eyes!” Bellew, who recently retired from boxing, wrote.
He added a message to Adonis Stevenson, who was hospitalised after being knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
The fight was so entertaining that boxing fans are bound to pay to watch a rematch.
Yet it doesn’t make the controversial scoring right.
Fury’s trainer, Ben Davison, was disgusted by the outcome.
“They have just taken away the biggest comeback in sports history. You have to be a sick, sick man to do that,” he told BT Sport Box Office, per the Daily Mail.
Passionate words that show just how much this means to everyone involved.
And, when you consider what Fury has been through, you can understand Davison’s reaction.