Joe Rogan Suspects Corruption in Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3

Published 10/16/2021, 3:39 AM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


On October 9, hardcore boxing enthusiasts witnessed one of the best heavyweight encounters of recent times between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. The hard-hitters squared off for the third time and enthralled fans all over.

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They showed heart and pushed each other to their absolute limit. However, ‘The Gypsy King’, who had an edge as the fight progressed, secured a huge KO win.

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Many combat sports personalities praised Wilder and Fury for the show they put on for one and all. But there were some bigwigs who seemed unimpressed with certain things in this fight. One of these things was the long count given to Tyson Fury.

Recently, Joe Rogan, on his podcast, opened up on the long count controversy. He said, “There was some controversy about this fight. And one of the controversies was the extremely long counts.”

He even displayed an article highlighting Daniel Cormier’s view on the fight and the count.

“So there’s a guy who’s counting ringside and he’ll keep the count going. So if you’re at one, two, and you’re like go to your neutral corner, that guy’s supposed to be like three, four, five, but he didn’t.”

“I don’t think there’s a law. I don’t think there’s a rule that allows them to do that. I think it’s an error or corruption,” added Rogan.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 – Was ‘The Gypsy King’ really given long counts?

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Tyson Fury went down on the canvas twice in round 4. Before that, the Brit dropped Wilder once in round 3. On that occasion, the referee gave a usual count with a loud voice.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

When Fury went down, the referee continued with his regular counts. However, in real-time, most casual observers may have felt that the counts seemed normal.

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What do you make of Rogan’s above comments regarding the speed of the counts in the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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