Judge Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte slammed ‘grotesque’ for dodgy fight scorecard | Boxing | sport
Mexico judge Juan Carlos Pelayo faces fierce criticism for his scorecard when Tyson Fury’s sixth round hard stop of Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium. Ahead of the fight, the Gypsy King had personally requested that no British judges sit alongside the contest due to a series of controversial and uncertain results in recent months, including Josh Taylor’s ultra-lightweight triumph over Jack Catterall at the end of the fight. february.
His wish was granted, but despite the victory, the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion is still likely to feel aggrieved by Pelayo’s decision.
That’s because he gave Whyte two of five rounds before the referee halted the contest, awarding Body Snatcher Rounds 2 and 3.
Although that now seems out of place, it meant Fury was only one at the time of the stoppage, which boxing journalist Dan Rafael called “grotesque”.
He wrote on Twitter: “Frotesque that Pelayo gave Whyte rounds 2-3. The only round he could have won was 1st.”
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Meanwhile, Canadian Robert Tapper had Fury win all five rounds, which was the general sentiment from those in attendance covering the fight.
Fury was in control from the start and he, too, changed his stance from orthodox to southpaw in round two, in a bid to confuse Whyte.
The Gypsy King briefly injured Whyte in the fifth before the challenger recovered and briefly cleared his head.
But what awaited him in the sixth was a peach of an uppercut that saw him fall onto his back.
Whyte beat the count but stumbled into the ropes, prompting Mark Lyson to wave him properly.
Fury praised the man in the middle during his post-fight press conference, saying he didn’t want to inflict further punishment on Whyte when he was clearly still seriously injured.
“I’ve thrown some good punches in my career, but that was definitely a hit at Wembley, wasn’t it? A big right uppercut. I was very happy with Mark Lyson, he made a fantastic job,” Fury said.
“If he had allowed this to continue and I rushed at him and hit him with two or three others, he might have been in serious trouble.
“Well done to the ref. He made the right call there. I should have piled on him again and hurt him, and I didn’t really want to do that.”