Tyson Fury reveals four demands referee gave him to avoid fight being stopped after brutal Deontay Wilder knockdown

The Gypsy King looked down and out when he hit the canvas in the final round of the epic WBC heavyweight clash in Los Angeles on Sunday morning.


Fury revealed what ref Jack Reiss said to him to make sure he was able to fight on until the end of the round.

The Brit told Sport Bible: “However I got back up, I really don't know.I was sound. I was asleep on the floor. I was like that.

"I was like this on me back. Like that.

"I opened me eyes, I jumped up, but he said to me 'If you get knocked down, I won't stop the fight.'



"He said, 'I'll tell you to go to the left, and go to the right. And if you can do that, and look at me, you're telling me you're alright.'

"He said 'You alright?' I said 'Yes.'

"He said 'Go the left.' I went to the left. He said 'Go to the right.' I went to the right.

"Well, he said 'If you ain't capable, most experienced referees in America will stop the fight. But if you can continue..’”

After seeing out the final round, Fury was adamant he had become world champion for the second time in three years.

But his dream was shattered as the fight was called a draw due to some controversial scoring from Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin who scored the fight 115-111 in favour of Wilder.

Talks are already underway for a rematch with promoter Frank Warren keen to stage the second scrap in the UK, however holding the fight again the US looks the more likely option.

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