Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Deontay Wilder Couldn't Believe His Eyes When Tyson Fury Got Up

Deontay Wilder Couldn't Believe His Eyes When Tyson Fury Got Up

One of the biggest fights of the year will take place this evening in Los Angeles, as undefeated boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury square off for the "Bronze Bomber's" WBC heavyweight title.

He said: 'I got knocked down twice but I still believe I won the fight and I believe every man in here thought I won that fight tonight.

Tyson Fury made a miraculous recovery from a 12th round knockdown when it looked like he was out cold to earn a draw, that should have been a win, against Deontay Wilder.

The showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury had no victor as one judge said Fury won, one said Wilder, and the third ruled it a draw.

Clearly seeing the fight as just another hurdle to negotiate in his bid to face Anthony Joshua to become undisputed champion, Wilder added: "It's definitely the most important [fight of his career], but not the most hard. You put two warriors in the ring, that want to put on a show for the fans, you get a great fight".

Wilder, who remains unbeaten after 41 fights, immediately called for a rematch. Fury's gameplan was known to everyone from the outset, fight on the outside using his length and set traps for the occasionally undisciplined Wilder to try and catch him off balance or rushing in. Fury retained the lineal championship. "Why not give a great fighter another opportunity?"

In the final round, Wilder again dropped Fury within the first minute with a devastating one-two, the contender laying flat out and looking as though he had been knocked spark out, but the rising and brushing off the punch with usual bravado. Early on Wilder just missed with some big punches but as the rounds progressed Wilder started lunging more and missing by wider margins.

Wilder's reach has been measured at 210.8cm, somewhat shorter than Fury's 215.9cm reach.

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