Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury Fight Ends In Draw, Fighters Call For Rematch

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury Fight Ends In Draw, Fighters Call For Rematch

A controversial draw was the verdict from the judges at the Deontay Wilder/Tyson FuryWBC Heavyweight title bout in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Completing an improbable turn from flashy villain to inspirational advocate over the past 11 months, Fury never ran out of gas and looked every bit the prime fighter he was three years ago this week in the last time he appeared in a fight this big when he shocked the world to upset Wladimir Klitschko.

"I don't know what he was watching", added Fury. "We're both warriors, but with those two drops, I think I won the fight".

"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch". "I had a holy hand upon me tonight and brought me back". The Englishman made Wilder look limited at times, the American content - or only able - to walk forward trying to set up that bazooka of a right hand.

One judge scored the bout in Wilder's favor 115-111, while the second judge scored the bout 114-110 for Fury, and the final judge scored the fight 113-113.

Anthony Joshua would have lost to Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles had he taken the shots Tyson Fury did, according to the former heavyweight champion.

"It happened to me and I knew it was going to happen to him". "Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet".

Despite being knocked down to the canvas twice by Wilder, the Gypsy King managed to get back to his feet on both occasions to continue the fight to the end, with many still scoring Fury the victor, and new WBC champion. "I had to get up and show that you can continue, that you can carry on and anything is possible". "I believe all kids should make their own money in life because if they don't, they won't appreciate it", Fury said.

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Fury said he is yet to watch the whole fight, just the knockdowns.

Yep, Tyson Fury is essentially boxing world's answer to The Undertaker. "That's what we proved tonight, and I'm ready to do it again". "You can't take it with you so I might as well do something with it and help out people who can't help themselves", he said.

- SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 2, 2018Two great champions.

"When you're on your back flat out, you don't know what your legs will be like", he said.

Manny Pacquiao, who has won world titles in eight weight classes, added on the social networking site: "Respect to Fury for sticking to his game plan and to Wilder for closing the gap with two huge knockdowns!"

Fury's extraordinary Lazarus act however ensured the fight would go to the judges.

Fury's personal story was well-documented as he ballooned upwards of 400 pounds, fell into addiction of alcohol and drugs and almost succumbed to a dark depression in which he was resigned to killing himself through excess in order to numb the pain.

Since then, he has been the third longest reigning WBO heavyweight champion.

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