Stop It, Tyson Fury Did Not Earn a Win Against Deontay Wilder

Deanna Kelley
December 2, 2018

After plenty of bad blood in the build-up, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury let their fists do the talking in their heavyweight bout on Saturday. "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", said Fury.

Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) retains the WBC belt, while Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) can still call himself the lineal heavyweight champion.

Should Wilder lose his title to Fury on December 1, Fury must give Wilder a contractually obligated rematch; however, a rematch may still happen even if Wilder wins.

America's Wilder, who like Fury had previously won each of his professional fights and was the lighter of the two by 42lbs, also argued that he had deserved the decision but he said: "I would love for (a rematch) to be my next fight".

The Gypsy King Tyson Fury says he is the People's champion. "I came out slow".

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Until a sensational final round knockdown from Wilder, Fury appeared to be heading towards what would have been a remarkable upset. "We're both warriors, but with those two drops I think I won the fight".

"If it's a great fight and fans want to see the rematch then why not?" For his part, Fury wasn't initiating much offense either but was still winning rounds with his long jab and occasional right hand. The Englishman made Wilder miss constantly, particularly ducking under Wilder's big right hand with grace.

It wasn't until the ninth round that Wilder landed a heavy blow. At the end of the round, and following Wilder's usual late flurry, the two became entangled, Fury taking the chance to mock his man with severely odd tongue movements.

Fury went right back to work in the next two rounds, and a decision appeared to be in reach.

The 10-8 round proved crucial in the final reckoning, though.

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