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The former champ was ringside at the fight .

Floyd Mayweather reveals why he thought the points decision was a controversial one

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It would be needless to say that the decision surrounding the Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight was controversial.

Former and current boxers alike have all been outspoken on the injustice on Fury, who many believed should have won the fight on points despite being knocked down twice.

So too as American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.

Mr. Money himself has revealed why he believes the decision to award a draw was so controversial.

An undefeated world champion like Mayweather is highly regarded for being one of the best pound-for-pound fighters ever to brace a boxing ring, and was ringside at one of the most anticipated fights of this year.

During the fight between the fifth and sixth round, Mayweather was asked for his verdict of the fight as it had happened on Showtime.

Despite his obvious sympathies with his fellow American boxer Wilder, Mayweather’s consensus was inevitably similar to what the commentary team, supporters and fans on social media had all predicted - Fury being way ahead.

In fact, after five rounds of action, and incredibly skilful and calculated boxing from Fury, Mayweather had given every single round to the Brit and had him five rounds up.

Mayweather, however, was aware that Wilder could devastate Fury with as little as one swinging right hand.

“Wilder, he’s depending just on one shot," he expressed in the interval between the fifth and sixth round.

"He’s looking for one big shot, and as a fighter you have to use other weapons."

The 41-year-old then said what everybody else was thinking.

“Fury’s landing combinations and has a very, very fast jab. He’s taking his time.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

“I think if Deontay Wilder doesn’t do something else, Fury is going to win if it goes the distance."

Which it did, yet Fury did not win the fight.

The major decision revolved around judge Alejandro Rochin, who had Wilder 4-1 ahead at the same stage that Mayweather had Fury 5-0 ahead.

Though, if like many you agree with how Mayweather predicted, even with the two knockdowns, it would be incredibly hard to have scored it any other way than a Tyson Fury win on points.

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Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
Floyd Mayweather
Boxing

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