Both Deontay Wilder And Joe Rogan Agreed Tyson Fury Didn’t Recover From 12th Round Knockdown On Time
The match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was one of the best title fights ever. Despite Fury dominated and moved like a cat for the most of the match, “The Bronze Bomber” launched him to the canvas in the ninth and twelfth round. The match ended in a controversial draw which enabled Wilder to retain the title.
“Gypsy King” criticized judges, especially Alejandro Rochin, who scored the bout in the favor of Deontay Wilder. Yet, Wilder was angry at the referee Jack Reiss, who “gave Tyson Fury too much time to recover in the last round”.
Despite “Big” John McCarthy, a veteran MMA referee, supported Jack Reiss, both Deontay Wilder and Joe Rogan believe Fury didn’t get up on time. Wilder claims his 12th round knockdown was actually a knockout! (h/t BJPenn.com)
“I definitely knocked him out,” Wilder told Joe Rogan on the latest episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
“Jack Reiss definitely had delays on that count,” he continued. “I’ve now watched the fight like six times, and definitely when he got to eight, eight was a very long delay.”
“Nine out of ten judges would have waved that off, especially when you see his eyes roll into the back of his head,” Deontay Wilder concluded.
Joe Rogan supported the American boxer but made a small controversy.
“He definitely didn’t get up in time,” Rogan agreed. “But it was his job to get up at 10, it was not his job to know exactly when 10 seconds is.”
Both Joe Rogan and Deontay Wilder were surprised when Tyson Fury got up after skull-crushing left hook in the 12th round.
“I don’t know how the hell he got up,” Rogan said.
“I didn’t understand how he got up either,” Wilder agreed. “God is a good God.”
But Jack Reiss is not the only man who irritated Deontay Wilder. He claims ring-side commentators were oriented towards Tyson Fury, especially Paulie Malignaggi. Wilder added the commentators got emotionally involved in the fight. “The Bronze Bomber” even said you could take a better look at the match if you mute your TV!
“The commentators was terrible,” Wilder said. “I felt they were very biased. There was a lot of things they were pointing out that Fury was doing, but not a lot of things that I was doing. Even when I knocked him down in the eighth round… they had all this to say, but when I knocked him down it was so quiet.”
“Even in the whole buildup, he sold his story,” Wilder said of his adversary. “He sold his story to America. Any combat sport, it deals with emotions, and people got emotionally tied to it. A lot of people could relate to his story. Certain things I could relate to. When you capture the world and you capture the people that get emotionally involved, they want you to win. Just because of the story. The commentators, especially Paulie [Malignaggi], they got very emotional with it. A lot of the other casters were too, just listening to them. I saw the fight six times. You can see a better look on the fight muting the TV.”
But when Joe Rogan asked him to describe his outstanding 12-round battle versus “Gypsy King”, Deontay Wilder used a single word.
“It was epic. It was epic.”
What are your thoughts on this? Did Tyson Fury get up on time? Did the referee Jack Reiss make a fatal error?