By Tim Parsons
The sensational heavyweight contest between Tyson Fury and Deontey Wilder has been mired in ongoing controversy ever since their world title fight last Saturday.
Tyson Fury put up a sensational display in Las Vegas and appeared to be dominating most of the rounds, before being knocked down in both the eighth and twelfth rounds of the fight. Many brits feel Fury was robbed of victory, and Frank Warren alongside the British Board Of Control plan to write to the WBC to ask them to order an immediate rematch. The Eye Of Media.Com was so split on what the true outcome of the fight should have been that it sparked enough debate internally for a call for the boxing enthusiasts in the team to watch a full recording of the fight again.
There have been circulating rumours in many circles that the outcome of the fight was corrupt and the product of a fix, simply because it occurred on American soil and that a rematch would be lucrative and desirable for those in the money seats. However, Wilder, who retained his WBC belt has released a video of the 12th round knockdown he inflicted on Tyson Fury, suggesting that Fury failed to beat the count, and that it was in fact the gypsy king who benefited from unfair favour at the Los Angeles Staple Centre last weekend.
There are those who are insisting that prior arrangements took place between some of the organizers and the judges to secure a rematch in the event of a close fight. Those convinced Fury won say two knockdowns in the late rounds cannot explain depriving Fury of a clear victory , after he had won most of the rounds. However, Wilder today released video footage on his Instagram insisting Fury was afforded too much time to recover. A rematch is a must to settle the scores, there is no evidence to back the conspiracy theories. Incidentally, the British judge scored the fight level at 113-113, showing again how subjective scoring can be.