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Should Tyson Fury have won on points against Wilder? We score the Los Angeles bout

Should Tyson Fury have won on points against Wilder? We score the Los Angeles bout
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British fighter had to settle for a draw.

Tyson Fury and his promoters have criticised the scoring of his fight against Deontay Wilder, claiming he should have won the contest on points despite two knockdowns.

Here Press Association Sport’s Phil Barnett gives his verdict, with the judges’ actual scorecards at the bottom.

ROUND ONE

Fury’s pent-up energy and ring rust are evidenced by frenetic head and upper body movement which disorientates Wilder, with Fury occasionally landing quick jabs. Wilder unsurprisingly looks to land the winging right hand but it is Fury who lands a decent right at the end of the round.

PA SCORE: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND TWO

Wilder settles down somewhat and lands sporadic jabs of his own while already looking to unload the big right hand. Fury’s jab is much faster and more accurate but Wilder lands a glancing one-two and finishes with a big right which does not quite have the desired impact.

PA:  WILDER 10 Fury 9

ROUND THREE

Fury’s quick jabs, often thrown from the waist, start to tally up while the champion’s big swings are repeatedly avoided.

PA: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND FOUR

Fury’s masterful boxing and agility continues, making Wilder miss before responding with sharp combinations.

PA: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND FIVE

Wilder, slightly the shorter of the two men, continues to fall short with the jab while his search for a big haymaker look increasingly desperate.

PA: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND SIX

Wilder lands a rare jab but Fury continues to be far more accurate and elusive, using head, upper body and foot movement and a decent guard. Fury lands a stiff jab and follows it with another combination, with Wilder landing a rare jab at the end.

PA: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND SEVEN

Fury is relaxed and in control, offering up a big right cross which narrowly misses. The Briton does land a right one-two midway followed by the same combination seconds later. Arguably Fury’s best round.

PA: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND EIGHT

Wilder continues to stalk Fury, trying and failing to find a way to turn the tide. Fury continues to goad and lay traps, landing two overhand rights. Wilder lands a right followed by a left hook.

PA: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND NINE

The American lands two glancing rights and moments later two similar shots land to the top of Fury’s head, knocking him down. Fury’s senses are intact however and he gets straight up. Wilder looks for the big finish but as he tires, Fury comes back throwing and landing.

PA: WILDER 10 Fury 8

Boxing – Staples Center
Tyson Fury was knocked down in round nine (Lionel Hahn/PA)

ROUND 10

The equilibrium is restored as Fury wins the round. With Wilder having tired in the previous round, Fury is composed and calculated, finishing the round with a combination culminating in a nice right hand.

PA: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND 11

Fury holds the centre of the ring, jabbing away to keep Wilder on the outskirts. The Alabama man still lurches forward crudely and a left hook late in the round is a rare moment of success.

PA: Wilder 9 FURY 10

ROUND 12

Having steadied and recovered brilliantly after the earlier knockdown, Fury seemingly just needs to survive to win the fight. However, a right-hand, left-hook combination sends him crashing backwards to the floor and the Briton appears to be out cold as his head bounces off the canvas. As Wilder celebrates a knockout victory, Fury suddenly rises at the count of six, stunning his opponent and everybody watching to survive until the final bell.

PA: WILDER 10 Fury 8.

Boxing – Staples Center
Tyson Fury felt he had been the superior fighter against Wilder (Lionel Hahn/PA)

PA SCORECARD: Wilder 110 FURY 115

JUDGES’ SCORECARDS: WILDER 115 Fury 111, Wilder 112 FURY 114, Wilder 113 Fury 113.


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