There was yet more controversy as Deontay Wilder faced off with Tyson Fury in their epic trilogy bout on Sunday, with the referee being called out for a slow count for the British champion.
Wilder came out with a game plan, aiming shots to the body in a change of tactics compared to the first two fights of the trilogy.
However, as the old saying goes, ‘everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face’, and it appeared that adage would be the case for Wilder as Fury eased his way in to the fight before exerting himself on the American.
That resulted in a third-round knockdown for Wilder, who was sent to the canvas with a big right and only survived the round by the bell as he slumped into his corner, looking physically exhausted.
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It appeared as though the writing was on the wall but out of nowhere Wilder landed a trademark bomb, rocking Fury and sending him to the floor, this time the Brit needing to meet the 10 count.
He did, but it wasn’t long before Fury was hearing that count once again, the first time he’d be knocked down twice in a single round in his entire career, bringing a dramatic end to the first four round of elite heavyweight championship boxing.
But as Fury took his seat in his corner, the question was being asked about the two counts by the referee while the champion was getting back up from the canvas.
Andre Ward questioned the count at the end of the round and many were quick to agree with him on social media.
It is drama that Wilder may refer to following the fight, after Fury finished the fight in the 11th round with a stunning knockout.
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