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WBC Believes Draw Verdict Was Proper Ending For Wilder-Fury

The World Boxing Council sees nothing wrong with the scoring outcome to last Saturday's fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury.

After twelve rounds of action, the contest ended in a twelve round split draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles - with scores of 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 for the draw.

In the aftermath, fans on both sides have complained of a robbery.

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But the WBC, through an official statement, is fully backing the verdict.

"The heavyweight fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury resulted in a sensational and dramatic heavyweight match and the end result could not be more just with a draw by the three scoring judges," the WBC stated.

"Even though the draw, or the difference between one judge to another, has created some negative comments in social media, the WBC is proud of both champion Wilder and challenger Fury, as well as the ring officials who worked this event.

"All three judges are honorable members of the boxing community with unquestionable integrity and honorability. Wilder and Fury fought like warriors inside the ring, but at the end gave everybody a lesson of humility. We are extremely proud for their behavior and sportsmanship.

"Wilder won, Fury win, boxing won. Boxing is a sport which is scored with objectivity.  There are no goals, no runs, no baskets; it is the judges determination round by round to come up with the final score at the end of the fight.

"This fight had two knockdowns, which certainly made the difference which allowed Deontay Wilder to defend his title successfully. The WBC must recognize the California State Athletic Commission for their dedication and unquestionable leadership in boxing.  I must praise the CSAC for working to find a neutral panel of officials with the consideration of having a fighter from the United States of America and a fighter from the United Kingdom.

"We must also recognize the importance of the CSAC to have instant replay available for this very important fight. even though it was not necessary the instant replay protocol was in place and ready to be used had it been necessary. The WBC will continue to work with all jurisdictions to try to find agreements to make our sport better. 

"We will continue fight after fight to propose the use of open scoring after the 4th and 8th rounds because only the USA and the UK do not allow this practice, which has brought great results all over the world as it brings transparency to the sport and allows the fighters and their corners to be aware of what is being scored in order to adjust during the fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lion81 on 12-06-2018

[QUOTE=H-Tok;19327414]Of course it's a "proper ending" for them. Gotta let the masses bet on Wilder by KO or Fury by Decision and cash in on a draw! lol[/QUOTE] Hey dip shiiit. The WBC isnt a casino. They dont profit off…

Comment by BLASTER1 on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19329844]Fury was knocked spark out but he got up at the count of 9? You're not very bright either it seems.[/QUOTE Yes he was lifeless. People can be knocked out and recover quickly. It's not like a miracle or something.

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=gabossboy;19328570]For those of you complaining about the decision. Fury won the most rounds, but could have been stopped. He got dropped twice and survived. His corner visibly celebrated the decision of the draw when it was announced. Both most importantly,…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19328164]Dom will take step aside money. He has a fight coming up in a few weeks, and makes more stepping aside for big fights than he would fighting Wilder.[/QUOTE] Brezeale has said he won't take step-aside money. He wants the…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=BLASTER1;19327806]It's good seeing a fan of boxing believing in his fighter and not afraid to go against the grain of what everyone else thinks. I had the fight a draw but it should of been called in the twelfth when…

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