Fury Was Saved By The Referee

Deontay Wilder claims he’s already beaten Tyson Fury, and if there was a different referee for their 2018 classic, the record would reflect that.

The WBC heavyweight champion devastated Fury in the twelfth round of their December 2018 title fight, where it looked like the fight should be stopped because the former unified champion was out cold.

“I knocked that fool out. He got blessed by the referee. He had favoritism,” Wilder said to Sky Sports of Fury being given a ten-count and rising from the canvas like he were the Undertaker.

Wilder has one rematch ahead of him on November 23rd against Luis Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and if the Alabama born boxer wins, he and Fury will have a rematch in February.

The WBC titlist refuses to look past Ortiz, who he considers the most ducked fighter in the division.

“He was the boogeyman for a reason,” Wilder said. “To this day, they don’t fight him for a reason.

“They say he’s old, but they won’t fight this old man. Plenty of people have had the opportunity to become my mandatory, and all they’ve had to do is fight Luis Ortiz. They never gave him the opportunity. I’m the best in the world and I believe in that.

“No-one wants to face him but I feel it’s my duty as champion,” the champion continued. “This fight is to prove everyone else who I am. I know who I am. I wasn’t proving it to myself. I just needed that moment to prove to others.”

Initial Report: Sky Sports

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