Malignaggi has spoken out about Fury's controversial knockdown in his fight with Usyk

Former world champion Paul Malignaggi commented on the actions of the referee of the fight Oleksandr Usyk - Tyson Fury Mark Nelson in the ninth round, when he did not allow the Ukrainian to finish the Briton and recorded a knockdown.

"David Haye says that if it had been Usyk in Fury's place, the fight would have been stopped. Perhaps, but it does not mean that this is the right decision. There would have been more emotion there because the bigger guy has you pinned against the ropes and is showering you with unanswered punches. It might have looked worse. Plus, Tyson Fury's reputation says he doesn't shut down when you think he's going to shut down," Malignaggi said.

Recall that on May 18 Usyk defeated Fury by a split decision of judges (115-112, 114-113, 113-114) and became the absolute world champion in the heavyweight division.