Referee denies Tyson Fury count against Deontay Wilder was slow

Many former professionals have said Tyson Fury should have won the bout with Deontay Wilder

The referee who officiated Tyson Fury’s world title fight with Deontay Wilder has denied his count was slow and said he just wanted the “best for boxing”.

Briton Fury was knocked down in the ninth and 12th rounds but regained his feet in a stunning draw in Los Angeles.

American Wilder has questioned Jack Reiss’ count but Reiss says he wanted to give Fury “every opportunity”.

“If there was earlier, heavy damage and [Fury] had been hurt, I would have waved it off,” he said.

Speaking to SiriusXM Boxing