Referee Kenny Bayless reveals that he was VERY CLOSED in stopping Tyson Fury’s fight against Deontay Wilder … before the towel was thrown in round seven
- Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder when the American’s corner threw the towel
- Man in the middle Kenny Bayless said he had warned Wilder to protect himself
- Experienced referee Bayless thinks it is a good decision to stop the fight
- Anger remains unbeaten and can face Wilder again or fight Anthony Joshua
Referee Kenny Bayless says that he had almost stopped Deontay Wilder’s fight against Tyson Fury because of the mistreatment the American had.
Wilder was knocked down in the third and fifth round and was dominated by his British opponent on Saturday night.
The towel was thrown from Wilder’s corner to give up the fight in the seventh round and Bayless has now revealed that he would almost stop himself before it reached that point.
The referee says he was pretty close to the fight before the towel was thrown
Kenny Bayless warned Wilder in between the rounds that he had to defend himself in the ring
“It was a good break in my opinion because I went to Deontay in the minute of rest between the laps before the break,” Bayless said SiriusXM Fight Nation.
“I looked him in the face and I gave him the line that we referees give the fighters to let them know:” Hey, you have to show me something. “
“They know that if you go back and don’t show me anything, I might have to do my job and stop.
The moment Bayless sees the towel and breaks off the fight, Wilder gets a pounding move
“Deontay is a warrior, when I saw the towel coming out of the corner of my eye and stopped it, Deontay’s first reaction was:” Why did I stop it? “
“Then I told him it was his corner that stopped it, but I was very close to stopping.”
By the middle of the fight, Wilder was bleeding heavily from his left ear, although a first-rank doctor checked it and gave him full permission to continue.
It was later confirmed that his eardrum was not really bleeding, but he is wearing his earlobe because of rings in his ear.
“I thought the blood came from the inside of the ear,” Bayless added.
“At the end of the round, when I went to see, the doctor was already in the ring while I was picking up the score card.
“The doctor looked at me and said,” He’s fine. “So then I left it alone.”