WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder feels confident that he did enough to earn a decision win over Tyson Fury, when they collided back in December 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Wilder and Fury are slated to collide in a rematch on a date in February.
But it all depends on the outcome of Wilder's next fight, as he defends the WBC title next month in a rematch with Luis Ortiz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Wilder dropped Fury twice in the bout. In the twelfth and final round, Wilder felt Fury should have been counted out when he hit the mat and laid there motionless before getting up to finish the fight.
He felt the judges, officials and commentators were a bit sympathetic to the cause of Fury, who returned that year after a long stint of inactivity due to depression and alcohol.
"Look at when I fight other guys, even with the [Luis] Ortiz fight, there's always something pushed through the challenger and not me. There's always something good said about them and it's always what I should be doing or need to be doing," Wilder said.
"It's never 'bigging' me up, no one ever sees the greatness of what I'm doing until I just pop somebody in the middle of their sentence complimenting the other opponent. When you have it like that, you paint a narrative to the other people that's on the outside looking in.
"They say: 'Oh, he [Wilder] got beat 10 to 2,' when they [the fans] don't even know what the hell they are looking at, they don't even know how to score a card. I thank God that I had smart judges, to read through the things Fury was doing because he can also egg on the judging decision. When he [Fury] does, at the end of the round, all the taunting, them only tactics when the round over when you never won.
"It's trying to make people say oh I'm still here, I won, I got the more energy. He [Fury] wasn't doing nothing, he was missing a lot of punches. Forget the draw as that wasn't no draw, I knocked him out, Jack Reese [the referee] showed favouritism, he had an emotional connection to Fury because of his story along with everybody else. Along with the commentary because they had an emotional connection."