Deontay Wilder has weighed in on last weekend’s clash between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, and believes Paul was hard done by not to get the nod.
Fury survived a late knockdown and a point deduction to edge a split decision win over Paul, who also had a point taken by referee Hector Afu.
And Wilder told Boxing King Media that he felt the decision to dock a point from Paul for hitting Fury on the back of the head was a poor one.
“I think Jake got that one. That referee was immature taking that point. I think he probably needed the knockdown, that evened it up.”
“I think they only gave it to Fury because of the point. That was an immature point deduction – the referee’s supposed to give him at least three warnings, he gave him no warnings. Get out of here!”
Although Paul did give a good account of himself, the vast majority of observers did not echo the sentiment of ‘The Bronze Bomber.’
Most felt Fury proved to be too much for the brash American on the night, with his jab in particular causing Paul a host of issues throughout the contest.
After a long and sour build up that has dragged on for well over a year, the two young stars managed to put it all behind them after the fight exchange respectful words as they embraced.
Fans may be treated to the experience all over again, after Paul stated in multiple post fight interviews that he intends to activate the rematch clause and take on Fury again – a move ‘TNT’ claims he would welcome.