This resulted in fans and pundits from both sides giving their opinions on who they thought really should have won.
Experienced ref Reiss has run through the dramatic final minutes of a pulsating fight that had him working overtime for the safety of the two heavyweights.
"They both moved into the 12th round exhausted but not extremely hurt".
"I took my time - not that I stalled the count like these knuckleheads are saying, just patient - and I went down to make sure what I was doing was correct, because I want to do what's best for boxing".
"He rolled over and got up and said "I'm OK!"
Hatton posted a message on Instagram regarding the ref's count controversy, and in the message he said: "From the second Tyson hit the deck to the second his knees were off the canvas was bang on 10 seconds". I pushed his arms off and said walk over there, come back to me and show me you're OK. "He did and we let it go". Doctors taught us it is hard to hide things are off when they have to change direction. As The Ring's report explains, that figure doesn't include pay-per-view buys in the United Kingdom - of which there were certainly many - or digital purchases made on platforms such as Playstation 4.
Wilder admitted that he went away from the game plan, however. He is in camp now in America, and he would love to fight Fury, he would.