Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fought in what is already viewed as an instant classic. In a crazy sequence to end the 12th round (video here), Fury survived a brutal knockdown that seemingly had him out cold, only to get up, fight back, and win some exchanges again.
As with many of the big boxing events though, the judges’ scorecards were mired in controversy. The official scores were announced as 115-111 Wilder, 114-110 Fury, and 113-113, ending the fight in a split draw.
Here are the official scorecards:
Not only did many of the fans and pundits disagreed with those — particularly the 115-111 score for Wilder — apparently there was also an error while adding up the total of one of these cards. Judge Robert Tapper had a 114-110 score for Fury, but if you add it properly, it should’ve been 114-112.
This specific error obviously wouldn’t have changed the outcome, but it was just another scoring mishap to add to the entire controversy.
For what it’s worth, despite the two knockdowns, Bloody Elbow’s Fraser Coffeen still ended up scoring it 115-111 for Tyson Fury.