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Tyson Fury could have lost unbeaten fight record to railway worker John McDermott in his early years, before epic rise

TYSON FURY is the best heavyweight fighter of the moment – but it could have been very different.

The Gypsy King completed a sensational comeback in the sport when he battered Deontay Wilder in February to win the WBC world title in 2020.

Tyson Fury had a tough night against John McDermott back in 2009 – but somehow managed to get a wide points win
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It handed the American his first professional defeat, and also maintained Fury’s own unbeaten record.

The slugger has since gone to beat Dillian Whyte, and tease his retirement from the sport.

But back in 2009 Fury managed to keep that 0 in his losses column when he came up against slugger John McDermott.

Fury was heralded as one of British boxing’s best talents having blitzed seven opponents in quick time.

His team decided to step things up against ‘Big Bad’ McDermott, with the English title on the line.

McDermott went in to the bout on the back of two losses against Danny Williams, but his 30-fight record included many KOs that would test out the new golden boy’s chin.

And while no stoppage came for either boxer, McDermott had seemingly put the skids on Fury’s blossoming career with a messy points win.

Tyson Fury was the 1/6 favourite against John McDermott – but the fight didnt play out like that
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Going into the later rounds Team McDermott were in confident mood
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It was far from a spectacular performance. But McDermott snaffled and bullied the younger man, with Fury, the 1/6 favourite on the night, left relying on distance flurries.

Going into the final round Fury’s corner were heard telling their man that he was behind on points and needed a grandstand finish – that never came.

Referee Terry O’Connor saw things differently and somehow scored it 98-92 to Fury.

It led to McDermott’s promoter at the time, Frank Maloney, now Kellie Maloney, slamming O’Connor as a “disgrace to boxing”.

Guardian writer Kevin Mitchell pulled no punches in his assessment of the result, saying at the time that he “cannot remember a worse decision in the sport”.

He wrote that Fury “got away with a robbery of the highway variety” and that the boxing community “were left outraged by the decision”.

It was Tyson Fury and his team who were left celebrating at the end of the 10-rounder
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Tyson Fury said after the controversial points win that he would have retired if he had lost
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Basildon boxer McDermott could barely believe the referee’s decision
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Boxing legend Jim Watt was commentating for Sky Sports, and his scorecard gave it to McDermott by two rounds, 96-94 with Fury only coming close after winning the final two.

McDermott was crestfallen as he gave his post-fight interview ringside.

He said: “What have I got to do to win it? I’m a nice gentle guy, he’s the one with the big mouth and I’ve been penalised for it.”

Fury, 21 at the time, said that he thought he had won it, and admitted that he “would have retired” if he had lost the fight.

The rematch was inevitable, and as luck would have it Fury came in a year later a different beast and knocked McDermott down three times on the way to a ninth-round stoppage.

But the controversy of that first clash still lingers, with McDermott even claiming Tyson’s dad John admitted to him that his son had “lost the fight”.

John McDermott and his then-promoter Frank, now Kellie, Maloney could not believe the decision
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Basildon boxer McDermott believed his ‘face did not fit’ and thats why Fury got the points win
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Speaking to Sky Sports, the Basildon ex-boxer, who now works on the railways fixing overhead cables, admits the result still “annoys” him.

He said: “I’m not saying I would have gone on to fight for the world title but it would have helped me, at the time.

“A bit more money when there wasn’t much money in boxing. He’s a millionaire now and I’m struggling.

“They thought I’d be an easy fight. They didn’t think I could dig deep.

“I remember walking up to the punch bag and my trainer drew a line at 6’9” and said: ‘This is how tall Tyson Fury is’. I remember thinking: ‘How am I going to hit the bloke?’

“I thought the judges were scoring it. But people were booing and I saw the referee holding Fury’s hand up. It’s just madness, I don’t know what happened. How can he score it 8-2?”

After the rematch McDermott, now 42 , only had four more fights before retiring on a victory against Matt Skelton in 2013.

Fury, 33, meanwhile has completed a real fairytale and become undisputed heavyweight king.

But things could have panned out very differently had the contentious result of 2009 been reversed.

Tyson Fury is on top of the heavyweight boxing world while John McDermott is fixing up the railways


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