Controversy as Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder title bout ends in draw

How did Tyson Fury get up?'He literally popped up like The Undertaker

I just saw Tyson Fury come back from drugs, depression, two years of inactivity and massive weight loss, to outbox the WBC heavyweight champion, who was gifted a draw.

"It's no secret that Joshua did not want this fight", Fury told his media conference. I was forcing my punches too much instead of sitting back, being patient and waiting it. After avoiding Wilder's follow-up attack, an exhausted Wilder had nothing left. "He can't move like me, he'd have been nailed!" "I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won that fight".

While Fury will perhaps be aggrieved not to have taken the fight on the judges scorecards as even the most partisan American fan could see that the British challenger had outpointed his rival, he showed admirable heart to survive the force of the Alabama man's blows.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will probably meet in a rematch before either of them faces Anthony Joshua in a ring.

Fury also said he hopes to arrange a rematch. "I was on the brink of suicide, and I came back", he said.

As Tyson Fury lay flat on his back, staring at the roof of the Staples Center in the twelfth round, he looked dead to the world.

Fury responded admirably to a big step up in competition after a lengthy absence and two warmup bouts, but Wilder got him in just enough trouble to earn a draw.




Lewis, whose first fight with Evander Holyfield ended in a controversial draw in March 1999, empathised with Fury but nevertheless praised his fellow Briton for his showing at the Staples Center. While Fury came out with heightened public perception of his abilities and standing in the game, Wilder's stock drops with this draw.

Los Angeles Lakers basketball star LeBron James wrote: "Man that was the funniest/craziest fight I've ever seen in my life". "I don't know how he got up", the 33-year-old added.

"That's [Wilder] the second best heavyweight in the world besides me", he said.

"In two or three weeks, I think they will defend very well, and to play against them in a month will be a problem for every team". It doesn't matter to me where we do it.

The WBC champion had said all along he only needed to be ideal for two seconds and it would be lights out for Fury.

Fury was elusive and creative in the seventh and eighth rounds, and Wilder had few answers.

Unfortunately for Wilder, he appeared to gas himself out going for the finish that he didn't get after the knockdown. Fury used his twitchy movement and near-constant feints to disrupt the rhythm of Wilder, whose trademark looping punches rarely found their mark.

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