Joe Rogan insists that it was either “mistake or corruption” that played a role in Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
The “Gypsy King” returned after more than a year of absence to sideline Wilder in the 11e round of their thrilling clash for the WBC heavyweight title.
But Fury himself faced some adversity in the gripping shootout, being dropped twice in the fourth round.
Rogan alleged referee Russell Mora gave the Briton a “long count” and suggested the official may have panicked.
“The referee is supposed to say ‘One two…’ when the guy falls. But if for some reason he has to stop the count… you’re supposed to resume the count where the ring counter took it, ”the host said. Joe Rogan Experience.
“So there is a guy who matters at ringside, and he will continue to count. So if you’re at “One, two,” and you’re like, “Go to a neutral corner,” that guy is supposed to be “three, four, five,” but he didn’t.
“He went back, ‘three, four’, but the guy had already been down for a few seconds. Without a doubt, it was a long account. I think it is a mistake or a corruption. Most likely a mistake, most likely the guy is panicking.
Regardless of the alleged controversy, Rogan insisted that Fury deserved immense credit for the way he returned from the web to defend his belts with such emphatic style.
“There may be one or two other humans who have lived before who can hit as hard as [Wilder]. He is without a doubt one of the toughest punchers of all time.
“He’s a deadly puncher, but the skill level was so obvious,” he said.
“The difference is that Tyson Fury is a masterful boxer, he is masterful. His strategy was incredible.
“Just stick with Deontay, carry him, hold on to him, put him to work and drag him deeper and deeper into these horrible crocodile-filled waters.”
“That’s what he did, and he almost got knocked out doing it. This is how dangerous Wilder is.