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Former boxer who insisted he beat Tyson Fury now works in rubbish clearance

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Former heavyweight boxer John McDermott has opened up about the decision that 'changed his career' following his contentious title fight with Tyson Fury, which led him to a new path in rubbish clearance.

Back in 2009, the two heavyweights clashed for the English title. McDermott, then a promising talent in the division, was convinced he had outboxed 'The Gypsy King'.

However, the outcome left the now 44 year-old stunned. The judges scored the fight eight rounds to two in favour of Fury, a verdict that McDermott still finds perplexing. "He had called me McMuffin in the build-up but that annoyed me and helped me," McDermott recounted to The Times. "I definitely won it, mate.

I don't know how the referee scored it eight rounds to him and two to me. Fury didn't say a word. I was literally waiting in the changing room for someone to come and say, 'There's been a mistake', reports the Mirror. READ MORE: I ended John Fury’s boxing career with savage KO – he's a good guy but wasn’t a puncher READ MORE: Ricky Hatton voices Oleksandr Usyk 'concern' that makes things 'dangerous' for Tyson Fury Even John Fury, Tyson's father, seemed to acknowledge McDermott's performance, as McDermott recalls: "I was in the car park and Fury's dad came up to me and said, 'I thought you won that, mate, we were lucky to get the decision.' He didn't have to say that, did he?

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