Boxing News At Five | Sep 30 2019

Boxing News at Five: Wilder says he “knocked out” Fury in December, Ruiz Jnr open to boxing at the 2020 Olympics

Deontay Wilder says Tyson Fury was saved by a referee in December, and Andy Ruiz Jnr could represent Mexico at the 2020 Olympics
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua
The shock of Andy Ruiz beating Anthony Joshua still reverberates through the sport Action Images/Reuters/Peter Cziborra

IF a different referee had been in charge the night Deontay Wilder dropped Tyson Fury in the final round of their WBC heavyweight title fight in December, their respective pro records would look very different.

Gone would be the draw and in its place would be a 42nd victory for Wilder and a first loss for Fury.

Or at least that’s the view of Wilder, who says Fury benefited from referee Jack Reiss’ slow count when he performed what many considered a miraculous comeback to reach the final bell nine months ago.

 

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