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Lennox Lewis blasts judges after Tyson Fury is denied stunning comeback win

Lennox Lewis blasts judges after Tyson Fury is denied stunning comeback win”

In the 12th round of his riveting title fight with England's Tyson Fury, WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder uncorked a combination that seemed to secure his victory.

"I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight", said Wilder (40-0-1), adding that he started slow and rushed his punches in a sub-par performance.

One judge had it 114-110 to Fury while another scored it 113-113.

British judge Phil Edwards, meanwhile, couldn't separate the pair and saw the fight as a 113-113 draw, much to the frustration of both fighters and disgust of the fans inside the Staples Centre.

Both men weren't overly upset by the verdict after a compelling bout in front of a frenzied Hollywood crowd. Everybody knows I won that fight.

The triumvirate of Anthony Joshua, Wilder and Fury promise some great bouts at heavyweight in the years ahead.

"The AJ fight is up to them, they have to stop being cowards, we are moving on from him", Wilder said.

"We are two great heavyweights, never mind anybody else". It doesn't matter to me where we do it.

A hard right and a left hook from Wilder sent Fury to the canvas and he looked to be out, but he managed to get up, Undertaker style, and pop up to his feet before the 10-count to continue the fight.

Fury responded admirably to a big step up in competition after a lengthy absence and two warmup bouts, but Wilder got him in just enough trouble to earn a draw.

"We're the two best in the world and we proved it tonight. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet", added Fury, who exited his press conference after leading a rousing chorus of Don McLean's classic "American Pie".

Staples Center had a frenzied atmosphere after the high-energy introductions, but the fighters settled into a technical bout early.

It looks all over as Tyson Fury thuds to the canvas after being knocked down by Deontay Wilder during the 12th round.

Fury struggled to generate consistent offense until a strong sixth round, likely costing himself early rounds.

Yep, Tyson Fury is essentially boxing world's answer to The Undertaker. While Fury came out with heightened public perception of his abilities and standing in the game, Wilder's stock drops with this draw.

There were plenty more backing Fury on social media. But Fury went down again - and almost everybody thought it was for good.

In Los Angeles, many stars of the boxing world made their way down the red carpet to enjoy the event such as Gennady Golovkin, Errol Spence Jr, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Floyd Mayweather and Evander Holyfield.



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