Tyson Fury admits he had to calm his brothers down to prevent ‘massive brawl’ after controversial Deontay Wilder result

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TYSON FURY says he was forced to calm his brothers down to prevent a “massive brawl” following his controversial split decision draw against Deontay Wilder.


Thursday January 01, 1970

The Gypsy King admitted he was left devastated by the result and labelled Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin “disgraceful” for his scorecard in Los Angeles.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Tyson Fury was forced to calm his brothers down to prevent chaos against Deontay Wilder
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Rochin scored the fight 115-111 in favour of Wilder for the WBC title causing ripples of anger among the boxing world.

Floyd Mayweather was just one of the boxing legends who thought Fury was completely robbed from one of the greatest sporting comebacks in history.

And Fury, who has demanded a rematch for the WBC title belt, admitted his camp was so furious with the result he was forced to play peacemaker to prevent any further trouble.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, he said: “I could not believe what I was hearing.

The Gypsy King says he was left devastated by the controversial draw
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Fury plants a kiss on wife Paris after the epic scrap
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“That judge (Alejandro Rochin) – I don’t know what fight he was watching I really don’t.

“I tried to calm by brothers down, the last thing I wanted was a mass brawl which could have happened if I didn’t calm the situation down.

“It could have given boxing and my country a bad reputation. I tried to calm all the problems down and get out of there.

“I’m absolutely devastated with the result, I can’t put into words how hard I’ve worked. Everyone knows I won.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury both say they want a re-match after their absorbing draw
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury both say they want a re-match after their absorbing draw
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“History will look back on this, they’ve denied me the biggest comeback in history.”

Fury admitted he would be open to a rematch but insists taking on undefeated heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would be the jewel in the crown.

He added: “(A rematch) would be fantastic but I get the feeling he’s going to get his running shoes out.

“I can beat them all but they need to fight me.

“That’s me and Joshua, everybody wants it and the only people who don’t seem to be his team.”