By Warren Muggleton, courtesy of The Daily Star
TYSON FURY’S trainer Ben Davison branded the judges as “sick” after calling the Gypsy King’s fight with Deontay Wilder a draw.
The Gypsy King dominated the early rounds but two knockouts from the American brought him back into contention.
The fight ended in a draw as Alejandro Rochin went 115-111 in favour of Wilder, with Robert Tapper going 114-112 to Fury and Phil Edwards making it even at 113-113.
This left fans of the Gypsy King furious, venting their anger on Twitter.
But no-one was more angry than Ben Davison, Fury’s coach, who suggested the judges had taken away a special moment.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live, he said: “Floyd Mayweather’s walked out of this arena disgusted, that says it all.
“To take something away from someone that’s come from hell and back, to ruin the biggest comeback in boxing history, probably in sports history, that is a disgrace.
“To do that to somebody, what sort of sick people have you got to be? I think you’ve got to be a sick person to do that as someone who knows Tyson’s story”
The trainer went on to suggest there was some unfair treatment.
“I think you’ve got to be a sick person to do that as someone who knows Tyson’s story,” Davison added.
“Everyone in boxing knows Tyson’s story. We weren’t asking for any bias. We wanted a fair crack at the whip. That’s all we asked for from start to finish and we haven’t got that.”
And Davison was not the only one stunned by the decision.
Boxing fans on Twitter were quick to share their disgust at the draw.
“Tyson was robbed tonight,” one viewer said.
“There should be an inquiry and the judge that scored for Wilder should be sacked.”
Another commented: “It’s a f***ing farce.”
While a third suggested the draw affected the sport as a whole.
“This was a shocking result for boxing,” they said.