'Got robbed': Controversial Tyson Fury 'slow count' sparks furore

Tyson Fury (pictured left) on the floor after being was knocked down and (pictured right) celebrating after his win against Deontay Wilder.
Fans accused the referee of a slow count when Tyson Fury (pictured left) was knocked down in his fight against Deontay Wilder. (Getty Images)

Tyson Fury had the sporting world in awe on the weekend after winning an all-time classic heavyweight boxing bout with rival Deontay Wilder, but some fans are up-in-arms over controversial moment in the fight.

Tyson Fury has maintained his unbeaten heavyweight boxing record with an incredible 11th round knockout victory over Deontay Wilder in their WBC trilogy title fight in Las Vegas.

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Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round of their second bout in February last year after the first fight ended in a controversial split draw.

The Brit again reigned supreme in the highly anticipated third bout, putting on a boxing masterclass to hand the American just his second career defeat in an instant classic.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) finished Wilder for the second-straight time in their trilogy, but only after a wild back-and-forth bout featuring five combined knockdowns.

And Fury was on the receiving end of two knockdowns in the fourth round, which had many wondering if Wilder could pull off a great comeback.

After being floored himself, Wilder delivered a trademark right-hand that wobbled Fury.

Fury tried to regain his feet, but after another punch the 'Gypsy King' went crashing to the mat.

Referee Russell Mora moves Deontay Wilder (pictured left) away from Tyson Fury (pictured right) who is on the floor after a knockdown.
Referee Russell Mora moves Deontay Wilder (pictured left) away from Tyson Fury (pictured right) after a knockdown. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The undefeated heavyweight champion took his time to regain his composure before looking at the referee and getting to his feet.

Fury was then knock down a second time, before regaining his stance and the bell ringing.

However, some boxing fans became incensed and accused the referee of a slow count.

This was a similar accusation from the first fight, which saw many claim Fury was given a slow count to get up in the dying moment of the round.

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Commentator, and boxing great, Andre Ward said they 'extremely slow counts, on both of these knockdowns".

This sparked a flurry of accusations Fury was given the benefit of the doubt.

UFC legend, turned commentator, was one figure that agreed with Ward.

Regardless of some pointing to a slow count, Fury left little doubt over who was the better boxer after prevailing in the third bout.

Wilder (42-2-1) absorbed enormous punishment and appeared to be physically drained for much of the bout, but the veteran champion showed his toughness while still throwing power shots on weary legs.

Fury knocked down Wilder again with a concussive right hand midway through the 10th, but Wilder stunned Fury in the final seconds.

Fury finally finished it in the 11th, sending Wilder face-first to the canvas with a chopping right hand fired from high in the air.

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