Tyson knocked out his arch-nemesis Deontay Wilder in their rubber match. The duo went back and forth for a while but Fury came out on top with his relentless pressure and knocked out Wilder in the 11th round.
Even the knockout from Fury was pretty clear, there was a moment in the fight that sparked controversy among every in the combat sports community. Wilder knocked down Fury early in their fight, and according to some critics, the referee gave him a slow countdown that helped him get back on his feet.
Now longtime UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan has talked about this, he said, “The referee is supposed to go ‘One two…’ when the guy goes down. But if for any reason he has to interrupt the count… you’re supposed to pick up the count where the ringside counter has it. So there’s a guy who’s counting ringside, and he’ll keep the count going. So if you’re at ‘One, two,’ and then you’re like ‘Go to a neutral corner,’ that guy is supposed to be like ‘three, four, five,’ but he didn’t.”
He added, “He went back to it, ‘three, four,’ but the guy had already been down for a couple seconds. Without a doubt it was a long count. I think it’s an error, or corruption. Most likely an error, most likely the guy’s panicking.”
“His strategy was amazing,” Joe Rogan claims Tyson Fury came in a perfect strategy to beat Deontay Wilder
Rogan believes although the slow count gave Fury a chance to recollect himself, Fury is the better boxer among the two, and he came in with a perfect strategy that got him the victory.
He said, “There’s maybe one or two other humans that have ever lived that can punch as hard. He’s without a doubt one of the hardest punchers of all time. He’s a murderous puncher, but the level of skill was so evident. The difference is Tyson Fury is a masterful boxer, he’s masterful. His strategy was amazing. Just stay glued to Deontay, wear on him, hang on him, make him work, and just drag him deeper and deeper into these f****** horrible waters filled with crocodiles.”