Wilder still hopes for Joshua as Fury eyes rematch

Jo Caldwell
December 3, 2018

"I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight", said Wilder afterwards.

"I literally seen this man's eyes roll into the back of his head, " he said. I was living like a rock star.

After plenty of bad blood in the buildup, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury let their fists do the talking in their heavyweight bout on Saturday. He also didn't do anything to dissuade the idea that he's still the best heavyweight in the world.

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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!" The 6-foot-9 Fury spent almost every moment of the fight nimbly avoiding Wilder's punches in a masterful display - except for the two moments when the 6-foot-7 Wilder viciously knocked him to the canvas.

Wilder believed he had knocked Fury out.

What do you think of this gesture from Tyson Fury? I just showed the world tonight, everyone suffering with mental health, that you can come back and it can be done.

"It happened to me and I knew it was going to happen to him". I went to Germany to fight [Wladimir] Klitschko, and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder.

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The opening rounds were to Fury's liking. Judge Phil Edwards and The Associated Press both scored it a 113-113 draw, with Wilder's knockdowns compensating for Fury's superior technique.

"When I go home I'm going to build some homes for the homeless and set up some funds for drug addicts and alcoholics", he said.

Tyson Fury, left, of England, and Deontay Wilder embrace after their WBC heavyweight championship boxing match. "I started overthrowing the right hand and I just couldn't adjust". "He can't move like me, he'd have been nailed!" Fury counter-punched his way through the fifth round, though most of the shots he threw upstairs were blocked by Wilder.

"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch", Fury said. Fury who remains undefeated there are few questions arise here as to whether he's fully back to the form he showcased when he outpointed the longstanding reign of Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015. Three years later, the impossible almost happened again.

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"I hope I did you all proud after almost three years out of the ring", Fury said.

"They need to get some good judges, these judges were bad", he said.

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