Deontay Wilder has provided what he says is concrete evidence Jack Reiss gave a slow count for his twelfth round knockdown of Tyson Fury.
The WBC heavyweight champion caught Fury flush with a two-punch combination that sent the Briton crashing to the canvas.
It looked for all the world that Fury would be waved off, although Reiss gave the 30 year-old the benefit of the doubt.
It proved to be the correct decision as Fury made it to the end of the fight and shared the spoils.
“Thanks to all the fans who supported this David vs Goliath fight.
“It was an amazing fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this. The fight lived up to the hype more than ever.
“When you put the best against the best, exciting things happen. I take nothing away from this fight, but we won this fight.
“To beat the champion you must dominate the champ. To me, I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches.
“You saw the best Fury, but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done.
“This event brought more pressure than I expected. I just wanted the best for boxing here in America and boxing in general. Which lead me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan.
“Did the count start 3-4 seconds late or was the count too long? – That is the question many are asking and debating about.
“The referee Jack Reiss is an amazing ref in which I’ve had the pleasure to work with on several occasions. He did a great job.
“Boxing and fans are the real winners. I can’t wait for Wilder-Fury II to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all” – Deontay Wilder (Dec 4, 2018)
Keep the vids coming for The Sick MFs That hate I won, The Blind MFs that can’t face reality and the MFs that just don’t want to see US Succeed🖕🏿 #BombZquad #YouKnowWhoYouAre #AllTalkGoodTalk pic.twitter.com/xshY9RDgSX
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) December 5, 2018
Wilder, who previously stated Reiss may have started ‘3 or 4 seconds late’, said the following when posting a video showing Fury failing to get up for a straight ten count.
“And still. Keep the vids coming for the Sick MF’s that hate I won. The blind MF’s that can’t face reality and the MFs that just don’t want to see us Succeed. #BombZquad #YouKnowWhoYouAre #AllTalkGoodTalk.”
The statement was accompanied by a middle finger salute, which indicates Wilder is clearly rankled by outrage over the split decision draw.
Arguments have been made for both fighters since Saturday’s enthralling contest. The next step is to let them settle it all over again.