Deontay Wilder named Tyson Fury to his three best KOs ever after brazenly claiming that Gypsy King was cold in the final round of their first fight … and Bronze Bomber insists the referee “went against the rules” not counting Brit in epic film draw
- Deontay Wilder insisted on knocking out Tyson Fury in their first fight
- Wilder covered Fury in the last round of their first fight, but the Briton stood up
- He now claimed that the judge went against the rules without waving it
Deontay Wilder bravely claimed to have knocked out Tyson Fury in their first fight after naming him in his top three finals – and insisted that the only reason he stood up and managed to beat the Earl was because the referee went against the rules.
The epic first battle of Wilder and Fury in 2018 ended in a controversial draw after the Briton dominated the fight before being dramatically subjected in the final round.
The self-proclaimed gypsy king somehow got to his feet after Wilder’s viscous combination to hear the last bell. But Wilder, who created a long list of excuses for his defeat by Fury in the rematch, now claims to have won their first fight.
Deontay Wilder claims he knocked out Tyson Fury in their first fight after naming him in his top three finals
Wilder was hard hit by Fury in the dramatic final round of their first fight back in 2018
Wilder accused the referee in the first fight of letting Fury go by a slow count – and apparently still didn’t accept the outcome after insisting that Fury knock him out.
After Marcus Watson asked him on Instagram about his favorite knockouts, Wilder said, ‘The coldest knockout? There are so many of them. I will give you those that come to mind.
‘Berman Stiverne II – I transformed, I had an outside body of experience with him. It was so crazy. Arthur Szpilka, Szpilka was another.
‘And Fury’s knockout in the 12th round, because I definitely knocked out his ** out … I won the fight.
Wilder argued that Judge Jack Reiss went against the rules not counting Fury
Fury proceeded to the final bell only to have the judges return the controversial verdict
‘Not only did I knock him out, but the referee gave him more time because he thought it would be right to do it because of that kind of fight.
‘It was a long-awaited fight, there was a lot on the line, and sometimes these judges come out of their character feeling like,‘ I’ll do what’s best for the sport ’, instead of what’s in the rules.
‘I definitely knocked him out. The referee was Jack Reiss and if you go back and watch any of his fights, he stops a lot of fights earlier.
‘Sometimes they don’t even get up, and he waves it away. When I knocked out Fury, I literally saw it with myself, that’s one of the reasons I was so surprised.
Fury came out the winner in the return leg and knocked Wilder down twice on the way to a stop victory
Wilder, pictured recently next to his custom Rolls Royce, has since come up with a long list of excuses for last year’s defeat by Fury
‘Not only with the count, but I saw his eyes turn to his head, such was that ***. I saw the veins pop out of his head and I knew he had a concussion. He’s gone, it’s a wave, period. ‘
Fury, however, came out as the winner in his rematch 12 months ago, demanding a pronounced seventh round of halted victory to take away Wilder’s WBC world title.
Since suffering his first defeat of his professional career, Wilder has accused his sacked former coach Mark Breland of pouring water on muscle relaxants, his walking suit was too heavy, Fury put egg weights on him, referee Kenny Bayless was biased and suffered a biceps injury.
It remains to be seen where Wilder goes from here, as he is not currently in the picture of the world heavyweight title, and Fury was to fight Anthony Joshua, next for the undisputed championship.