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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder rightly received all the applause after their magnificent 11-round fight last weekend.

However, former world heavyweight champion George Foreman praised someone else – referee Russell Mora.

Mora is one of the most experienced boxing officials

Mora, who was the man in the middle of the title fight in Las Vegas, may have gone under the radar for how he officiated the historic contest.

But Foreman assured that he gave the referee the recognition he deserved, thanking him for his role in the fight.

George Foreman thanks referee Russell Mora and says, “Forget me, Mike Tyson and Joe Frazier

Foreman thanked Mora

Foreman tweeted: “’Russell Mora’. His weight was not indicated; But the referee in the Fury / Wilder fight on Saturday night was the real “giant” of the night; unbiased from start to finish; precise on the stop.

“Thank you for boxing.”

Foreman also gave his take on the fight itself, which saw Fury retain his WBC Heavyweight title.

George Foreman thanks referee Russell Mora and says, “Forget me, Mike Tyson and Joe Frazier

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Tyson Fury retained his WBC title in Las Vegas

The “Gypsy King” was knocked down twice during the fight but, in the end, he was knocked out in the 11th round in Las Vegas.

And Foreman, who is a two-time heavyweight world champion and Olympic gold medalist, says the fight was “the best title fight ever.”

He tweeted: “Foreman, Frazier even Tyson: forget us all; It’s a new day and everything revolves around Tyson Fury and Wilder. They put the best title (heavyweight) [fight] already.”

George Foreman thanks referee Russell Mora and says, “Forget me, Mike Tyson and Joe Frazier

“It’s all about Fury and Wilder,” says Foreman

This is an opinion that was shared by the majority of the boxing community, including promoter Frank Warren, who told talkSPORT it was the best heavyweight fight he has ever seen.

“It was historic, wasn’t it? I have to be honest, this is the best live heavyweight fight I have ever seen, ”Warren told Weekend Sports Breakfast.

“It was just amazing. Both have shown such courage, they are real warriors and it takes two guys to fight like this and you have to take your hat off to both of them.

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