- Kenny Bayless was the referee who stopped the rematch between Fury vs Wilder at the MGM Grand Arena
- Wilder's corner threw in the towel in the seventh round as Bayless stopped the contest to continue
- Bayless has now revealed that he was going to stop the bout before the towel was compassionately thrown inside the ring
Man who was the referee in Wilder vs Fury rematch Kenny Bayless has revealed he warned the American boxer about stopping the fight before his team threw in the towel.
The fight was stopped in the seventh round as Fury became the WBC heavyweight champion after Wilder's trainer Mark Breland compassionately threw in the towel.
But Wilder was unhappy with his team for submitting but Bayless has now admitted he was close to stopping the contest himself.
"When I saw the towel come in out of the corner of my eyes and stopped it, Deontay's first response was, 'Why did I stop it?'
"Then I let him know it was his corner that stopped it, but I was very close to stopping it."
Regarding the cut in Wilder's ears, Bayless also revealed that his eardrum was not affected that it was ear lobe which due to the piercing in that area.
"I thought that the blood was coming from the inside of the ear. At the end of the round when I went over to check.
"The doctor said Deontay wears those rings, in his earlobes, that lobe got cut and it was the lobe that was bleeding, not the eardrum."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Toni Kroos is one of Real Madrid stars who believes Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus made the team drop standards.
But the German midfielder claims Los Blancos have fought back just like tennis legend Rodger Federer and they are ready to prove doubters wrong.
YEN.com.gh also reported that Real Madrid vs Man City ended in a 2-1 win for the Citizens as the English champions stun Los Blancos in a UEFA Champions League last 16 game.
Gabriel Jesus canceled out Isco's goal as Kevin De Bruyne got the winner as City took a first leg advantage back to the Etihad.