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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Referees slammed after controversial split decision


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Deontay Wilder has retained his WBC heavyweight title against Tyson Fury after two knockdowns awarded him a controversial split decision draw in Los Angeles.

Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury (27-0-1) in the ninth and 12th rounds yet Fury clearly outboxed Wilder for large portions of the remainder of their entertaining showdown at Staples Center on Saturday.

Fury looked finished when Wilder put him flat on his back with two minutes left in the fight but he rose and made it to the bell.

Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-110 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favoured Wilder 115-111.

Judge Phil Edwards and the Associated Press scored it a 113-113 draw, with Wilder's knockdowns compensating for Fury's superior technique.

Both men weren't overly upset by the verdict after a compelling bout in front of a frenzied Hollywood crowd.

However, while the fighters weren't upset by the verdict from the judges, fans on social media were left feeling disappointed.

https://twitter.com/SportsNation/status/1069109203023859712

https://twitter.com/IanDarke/status/1069110050646568961

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Deontay Wilder has retained his WBC heavyweight title against Tyson Fury after two knockdowns awarded him a controversial split decision draw in Los Angeles.

Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury (27-0-1) in the ninth and 12th rounds yet Fury clearly outboxed Wilder for large portions of the remainder of their entertaining showdown at Staples Center on Saturday.

Fury looked finished when Wilder put him flat on his back with two minutes left in the fight but he rose and made it to the bell.

Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-110 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favoured Wilder 115-111.

Judge Phil Edwards and the Associated Press scored it a 113-113 draw, with Wilder's knockdowns compensating for Fury's superior technique.

Both men weren't overly upset by the verdict after a compelling bout in front of a frenzied Hollywood crowd.

However, while the fighters weren't upset by the verdict from the judges, fans on social media were left feeling disappointed.

https://twitter.com/SportsNation/status/1069109203023859712

https://twitter.com/IanDarke/status/1069110050646568961

https://twitter.com/andreward/status/1069107752780218368

https://twitter.com/mrjakehumphrey/status/1069110365286481920

https://twitter.com/DezBryant/status/1069111699591049218

https://twitter.com/GeorgeForeman/status/1069109504380424192

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