Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Deontay Wilder Reacts To Tyson Fury Standing Up After Brutal Knockdown

Deontay Wilder Reacts To Tyson Fury Standing Up After Brutal Knockdown

Near the end of the fight was epic as Wilder knocked down Fury in the ninth round then dropped him again with a right-left combo that completely flattened Fury in the last round. "Two and a half years, there isn't any secret as to what I have been doing outside of the ring. I think I had the holy hands on me tonight and I was brought back and rose me to my feet on the brink of defeat", Fury said. But Fury went down again - and almost everybody thought it was for good.

"He didn't want it for a reason: because Deontay Wilder is the most fiercest puncher in boxing history, in heavyweight division history".

Wilder managed to turn things up and fire back in the seventh round, as a couple of flurries forced Fury's back to the ropes and would've put him in more danger if not for clinching.

"I think so, yeah".

The father of four, with one on the way, will make good money from this fight and there is already talk of a re-match. "And as long as you tell me you're OK, I'll let you continue".

Fury also showed a salient level of class for not blaming the judges despite a decision that very could have (and likely deserved to) have gone his way. 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.

Former two-weight world champion Andre Ward wrote on Twitter: "A draw, I understand (even tho I feel Fury won by a 2 or 3 rds)". Fury though wobbled Wilder towards the end of the first round and boxed the opening three minutes better.

Mauricio Sulaiman - president of the WBC, whose belt Wilder and Fury were fighting for - refused to be too critical of the judges.

"I don't know anybody on the planet who could move like that".

"We're on away soil, I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won that fight", said Fury.

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.

In terms of the jab, Fury connected with 46 of his 223 attempts, compared to 40 of 248 by his opponent and in power shots, it was 38 from 104 for the Gypsy King, compared with 31 out of 182 for the reigning champion. Three years later, the impossible almost happened again. "I was on the brink of suicide, and I came back", he said.

Unfortunately for Wilder, he appeared to gas himself out going for the finish that he didn't get after the knockdown.

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