Boxing fans slam ‘deluded’ Tony Bellew for giving rounds to bloodied nose Joshua

Tony Bellew had boxing fans bemused with his mid-fight scorecard during Anthony Joshua's victory over Jermaine Franklin.

The former cruiserweight world champion was giving his input for broadcaster DAZN at The O2 Arena in London, where AJ looked unconvincing in the early going. Despite that, Bellew scored all four opening rounds 10-9 in his favour.

Franklin proceeded to draw blood from Joshua's nose. But Bellew gave the fifth, the sixth and the seventh to the home favourite too, raising many an eyebrow in the boxing community.

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One viewer tweeted: "I’m watching a different fight to Tony Bellew apparently." A second echoed: "Umm…Tony Bellew scorecards so far are trash LOL what fight is he watching. I had it 2-2 after four."

Another fumed: "BELLEW GOT IT 4-0??? Nahhh AJ wont shag you Tony give it a rest mate." And one slammed: "Tony B****** Bellew has a scorecard for his best friend AJ? DAZN are crazy."

"Tony Bellew has this 14-0 to AJ through seven rounds," joked one, while another teased: "Tony Bellew filled in his scorecard on the tube on the way to The O2."

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One argued: "I know Tony Bellew wants to back our boy but my god this is so biased." And one crudely commented: "If you look closely enough, you can just see Tony Bellew's size 11's hanging out the back of Joshua's a***."

Bellew finally gave a round to Franklin in the 11th. The judges, meanwhile, scored the bout 118-111, 117-111 and 117-111.

After the finally bell, Bellew, who'd been sitting ringside, got in an altercation with a member of Franklin's team, according to DAZN's commentary, while he and Joshua clashed in the squared circle.


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