WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has reacted to the decision to name an all-American panel of judges for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
According to Fury 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.
“It’s good, because I am a U.S. person,” the Briton told Boxing Scene.
“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.”
Fury and Wilder will be involve in their third instalment with the previous two ending in a draw and a win for the former.