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Deontay Wilder: “I strongly believe that I knocked Tyson Fury out”

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is not satisfied with the way the referee handled the twelfth round of his December bout with Tyson Fury.

In front of a noisy crowd of 17.689 at the Staples Center, Wilder and Fury fought a 12-round split decision draw. Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin scored the fight 115-111 for Wilder. Canadian Judge Robert Tapper had it 114-112 for Fury, while Phil Edwards from Britain scored it a 113-113 draw.

I strongly believe I knocked him out. The referee said he went with the spirit of boxing and not the rules, but I don’t understand what that means because he has only got one job and it’s simple — even my one-year-old can do his job — and that is to count to 10,” Wilder told The Mirror.

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