News | Dec 03 2018

Frank Warren to launch complaint about the scoring in Tyson Fury’s draw

The British Boxing Board of Control, along with Frank Warren, will complain to the WBC about Tyson Fury draw
Frank Warren
Deontay Wilder & Tyson Fury Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

FRANK WARREN and the British Boxing Board of Control are to complain about the scorecards for Tyson Fury’s drawn WBC heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder after the challenger was controversially denied victory.

The 30-year-old excelled throughout, impressively recovering from two knockdowns – the second remarkably heavy – but was harshly made the winner with only one of the three ringside judges after scores of 115-111 (in Wilder’s favour), 112-114, and 113-113.

Victory would have represented the completion of one of the finest comebacks in the history of the sport but, even with a rematch inevitable, Fury’s promoter and the BBBC will move to protect their fighter’s interests.