Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder forcefully said on Tuesday that he wants no other fight besides a rematch with lineal champion Tyson Fury in the wake of their epic draw. I don't know, " Fury said afterward.
Wilder retained his World Boxing Council heavyweight crown on Saturday after a thrilling 12-round battle ended in a split decision draw at the Staples Center. I'm looking forward to giving him the rematch as soon as possible.
Rarely do fights live up to their pre-fight hype but this clash between the two unbeaten heavyweights certainly did.
Many felt that Fury had won the fight, however, and that the judges had scored it incorrectly.
Deontay Wilder has made a startling revelation about a pre-fight injury that made his heavyweight blockbuster against Tyson Fury even more improbable. However, Fury is odds-on favourite to beat the American in a re-match and as short as 9/2 to be named Sports Personality of the Year.
"The fight was billed as the boxer v the puncher with Fury possessing better ring skills and often proving hard to hit due to his big 6" 9" frame.
Wilder nearly won by knockout in the final round.
Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), 33, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, considered by many the most devastating puncher in boxing, hit Fury cleanly with a right hand on the chin and followed with a left hook to score a brutal knockdown in the final round.
The UK-based company said that a total of 9,982,144 people viewed the fight via a piracy stream, including more than 1.9 million in the United States and more than one million in the UK. Just as it looked like Fury was avoiding Wilder's power shots, he was hit with a savage combination and was knocked to the canvas. Fury was motionless for the first few seconds of referee Jack Reiss' count but then stunningly got up. He said Joshua and his team are "getting what they deserve" by being sidelined from his two most high-profile potential opponents.
Since the conclusion of the fight, plenty of headlines have come out of it, but the latest is a decent clip of Fury in his corner at the end of the third round.
While most boxers seem to be more focused on making it through their career without a loss, Fury has other aspirations. Andy Moran labeled the result and an "absolute disgrace", whereas Frank Bruno tweeted, "draw my arse". "They didn't wanna see this fight do well".