Tyson Fury was dominating Deontay Wilder on the scorecards when their fight was stopped after 1 minute and 39 seconds of the seventh round.
Wilder's corner threw in the towel after their man sustained a beating and was twice put down by the Gypsy King, who claimed the WBC world heavyweight crown.
Whilst Fury was deducted a point by referee Kenny Bayless after hitting Wilder as they were ordered to break at the end of round five, he was still way ahead on the cards.
The scorecard revealed that judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld both had Fury 59-52 up at the time of the stoppage after he won every round including 10-8s as he downed Wilder in the third and fifth.
The other judge, Glenn Feldman, gave Wilder round two but had Fury 58-53 ahead when the fight was stopped.
Speaking immediately after the fight, Wilder had few complaints but was angry his corner did not allow him to "go out on his shield" as they opted to stop the fight.
Wilder said: "The best man won on the night. My coach threw in the towel but I'm ready to go out on my shield.
"I had a lot of things go on coming into this fight but it is what it is.
"I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield, I'm a warrior. But he [Fury] did what he did and there's no excuses."
His trainer, Jay Deas, later claimed it was not his decision and blamed assistant trainer Mark Breland for opting to throw in the towel.
Speaking at the post-fight press conference, which Wilder missed to head to hospital for further tests, Deas said: “Mark Breland threw in the towel, I didnt think he should have.
“Deontay is a go out on his shield kind of guy.
“He did not want that, Deontay is a fearsome puncher and he does always have that shot to land a big shot and turn things around.
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