Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been accused of a foul-mouthed rant after Joseph Parker beat Fury's cousin to retain his world title this morning (NZT).

Tyson Fury was caught on video arguing with Robert Smith from the British Boxing Board of Control.

The Daily Express newspaper reported Tyson Fury jumped over the ropes expecting the decision - and the WBO heavyweight title - to go to his cousin.

Fury shook hands with members of the Parker camp, including head trainer Kevin Barry, but his reaction changed after the judges' call went to Parker.


Parker's win was accepted by the British media, even though some have questioned the details of the verdict.

While Britain's former world lightweight champion Amir Khan, one of the fight commentators, questioned the decision most pundits believed that Fury had not done enough to take the heavyweight belt from Parker.

The Sun noted that "it seemed Hughie genuinely thought he had won that fight. But his family did not complain over the majority draw so maybe they knew deep down their boy had not done enough"

The Sun continued: "Fury simply did not land enough shots as he tried to copy (cousin) Tyson's tactics against Wladimir Klitschko by hitting on the outside. Instead Parker took the fight to Fury in every round and landed the cleaner shots as he stretched his unbeaten record to 24-0.

"Fury's tactics were to keep on the outside and use his superior reach to hit and run. Parker had vowed to hunt Fury down and caught him early in the first round before the unbeaten challenger recovered to land a couple of jabs."

The Mirror thought the scores from two judges were harsh on Fury, but said the right man won.

The Mirror's David Anderson reckoned: "Hughie Fury chopped wood to prepare for his world title tilt - but he was cut down to size by Joseph Parker.

"Fury came up short in his attempt to emulate cousin Tyson by claiming the WBO heavyweight title as he dropped a majority decision to Parker at Manchester Arena.

"Fury drew on one card 114-114, while the other two judges scored the fight 118-110, which appeared harsh on the challenger, who suffered his first pro defeat.

"But distance the harshness of those scores, Fury simply did not land enough shots as he tried to copy Tyson's tactics against Wladimir Klitschko by hitting on the outside."

The Guardian was unimpressed with the fight, saying: "New Zealand's Joseph Parker won a majority decision after a scrappy contest to retain his WBO world heavyweight belt at the Manchester Arena."

Veteran sports journalist Kevin Mitchell opined: "Hughie Fury lost a split decision for the WBO heavyweight title but the fight was far closer than the two scores...118-110 that allowed Joseph Parker to retain the crown suggest."

Mitchell described technical problems with the post-fight interviews in the ring as "an underwhelming end to a fight that wasn't a classic. Credit to Hughie Fury for taking a champion the distance, and fair play to Joseph Parker for getting the job done."

Meanwhile Khan said: "Parker missing a lot of shots, Fury getting the jabs in, Parker doing more big bombs, power shots, Fury not as many and maybe that was his downfall
"When Fury slowed it down in the mid rounds,that's what lost it for him. That's what the judges didn't like."