‘This man should be banned for life’: Tyson Fury blasts judge Alejandro Rochin

Tyson Fury finally cracked as he blasted the judges who scored his epic world heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder as a draw.

Especially the Mexican-American for his wide card of 115-111 in favour of the defending WBC champion.

Sporting the bruises on his face as scars of honour, the Gypsy King had this to say of Senor Alejandro Rochin: ‘This man should be banned for life. Even if I hadn’t been knocked down twice he would still have had me losing. Disgrace.’ 

Tyson Fury has called on Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin to be 'banned for life' from boxing

Tyson Fury has called on Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin to be 'banned for life' from boxing

Tyson Fury has called on Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin to be ‘banned for life’ from boxing

While he did not take to such task the only English official, for giving the draw, he added: ‘I’ve never seen a worse decision in my life. These controversies give boxing a bad name.

‘The world knows who is the real world champion. Wilder was given a gift in his own country. He will have woken up this morning thanking his lucky stars that he still has that green and gold belt, which belongs to me.’ 

Then, as promoter Frank Warren revealed that discussions for a rematch are already underway, Fury regained his diplomatic stance of the night before: ‘I don’t want to say any more which might take away from a great fight nor from Wilder as a true champion and fighting man.

Alejandro Rochin, Robert Tapper and Phil Edwards were the three judges in Los Angeles

Alejandro Rochin, Robert Tapper and Phil Edwards were the three judges in Los Angeles

Alejandro Rochin, Robert Tapper and Phil Edwards were the three judges in Los Angeles

‘His country should get behind him now. He’s one of the biggest stars in America.

‘I feel on top of the world after the best performance of my life. I’m happy with it. There’s no harm done. I’m still the lineal champion which is the most important title for me.

‘I feel I did myself, my family and my country proud.’ Of how on earth he managed to get up from the second and most brutal knock-down, in the last round, Fury said: ‘I was Phoenix rising from the ashes.’ 

Then he praised one of the officials, saying of American referee Jack Weiss as ‘the best I’ve ever had.’ 

Fury poses with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder following Saturday's fight 

Fury poses with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder following Saturday's fight 

Fury poses with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder following Saturday’s fight 

In an oblique reference to the long count at that crucial moment: ‘He said before the fight he would give anyone knocked down every chance to continue as long we said we were okay. And he did.’ 

Despite his view of the decision he indicated that a rematch could well be in Las Vegas rather a football ground in England by saying: ‘I would have no problem coming back here. All the really big in boxing history have been in America.’ 

He knows there is a risk Wilder might be tempted by a championship unification fight with Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium ‘if a real offer ever comes.’ But he adds: ‘If Deontay chooses to go the other I would wish him the very best in the future and God bless.’

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