Deontay Wilder names Tyson Fury in his top three KOs ever after brazenly claiming the Gypsy King was out cold in the last round of their first fight… and Bronze Bomber insists the ref ‘went against the rules’ by not counting Brit out in epic draw
- Deontay Wilder has insisted he knocked Tyson Fury out in their first fight
- Wilder floored Fury in the last round of their first fight but the Brit got up
- He has now claimed the referee went against the rules by not waving it off
Deontay Wilder has boldly claimed that he knocked Tyson Fury out in their first fight after naming him in his top three finishes – and insisted the only reason he got up and managed to beat the count was because the referee went against the rules.
Wilder and Fury’s epic first battle in 2018 ended in a controversial draw after the Brit had dominated the fight before being dramatically floored in the final round.
The self-styled Gypsy King somehow clambered back to his feet after Wilder’s viscous combination to hear the final bell. But Wilder, who has fashioned a long list of excuses for his defeat against Fury in the rematch, has now claimed he won their first fight hands down.
Deontay Wilder claims he knocked Tyson Fury out in their first fight after naming him in his top three finishes
Fury was heavily floored by Wilder in a dramatic final round of their first fight back in 2018
Wilder accused the referee in their first fight of letting Fury off by counting slowly – and evidently still has not accepted the outcome after insisting that he knocked Fury’s ‘a** out’.
After being asked on Instagram about his favourite knockouts by Marcus Watson, Wilder said: ‘Coldest knockouts? There’s so many. I’m going to give you the ones that pop out in my mind.
‘Bermane Stiverne II – I transformed, I had an outer-body experience with him. It was so crazy. Artur Szpilka, Szpilka was another one.
‘And the 12th-round knockout of Fury, because I definitely knocked his a** out… I won that fight hands down.
Wilder claimed referee Jack Reiss went against the rules by not counting Fury out
Fury carried on until the final bell only for the judges to return a controversial draw verdict
‘Not only with me knocking him out and the ref giving him more time because he felt like it would be the right thing to do because of the type of fight that it was.
‘It was a highly anticipated fight, had a lot on the line and sometimes these referees go out of their character feeling like, ‘I’m going to do what’s best for the sport,’ instead of what is in the rules.
‘I definitely knocked him out. The referee was Jack Reiss and if you go back and look at any of his fights, he stops a lot of fights early.
‘Sometimes they don’t even get to get up and he’s waving it off. When I knocked Fury out I literally seen it with my own self, that’s one of the reasons why I was so surprised.
Fury emerged victorious in the rematch and put Wilder down twice on route to a stoppage win
Wilder, pictured recently next to his customised Rolls Royce, has since come up with a long list of excuses for last year’s defeat against Fury
‘Not only with the count, but I seen this man’s eyes rolled back into his head, that’s how this s*** was. I seen his veins popping out his head and I knew he had a concussion. He was gone, that’s a wave off, period.’
It was Fury though who emerged victorious in their rematch 12 months ago, claiming an emphatic seventh-round stoppage victory to wrench away Wilder’s WBC world title.
Since suffering the first defeat of his professional career, Wilder has accused his sacked ex-trainer Mark Breland of spiking his water with muscle relaxers, that his ring-walk costume was too heavy, Fury had put egg weights in his gloves, referee Kenny Bayless was biased and that he was suffering with a bicep injury.
It remains to be seen where Wilder goes from here as he is right now not in the heavyweight world title picture with Fury set to fight Anthony Joshua next for the undisputed championship.
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