Tyson Fury reacts to decision to name all-American judges for Deontay Wilder trilogy fight
British fighter, Tyson Fury, has reacted to the decision to name an all-American panel of judges for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
Fury insisted that British judges ‘are the ones you get a robbery against’, adding that he is happy only U.S. judges will officiate the fight.
Recall that the Nevada State Athletic Commission had confirmed their officials for Saturday’s heavyweight fight in Las Vegas.
Tim Cheatham and Dave Moretti, both from Nevada, will be joined by Steve Weisfeld of New Jersey on the judges’ table for the Fury,Wilder contest.
Veteran referee Russell Mora, also of Nevada, will be the third person in the ring on the night.
But Fury, who had the option to push for judges outside of the US, said he has far more faith in American judges than those from his country.
Reacting to the development, Fury told Boxing Scene, ‘It’s good, because I am a U.S. person.
“I am happy there are only U.S. judges because this is my home here in Las Vegas. And, you know, from what I have found, the U.S. boxing people are very, very fair people.
“I have never known them not to be. It is usually the British that are the ones you get a robbery against.”