Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight ends in split draw

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a split draw Saturday night, with the American retaining his WBC heavyweight title for an eighth time after knocking down his British challenger twice, Daily Telegraph reports.

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight ends in split draw


But it was a dramatic contest, and a bewildering performance from the self-proclaimed Gypsy King, whose movement and footwork, slipping and sliding allowed him to win most of the rounds. But when Wilder landed, he was dangerous, flooring Fury in the ninth and twelfth rounds.

Fury did well to recover from the second knockdown as Jack Reiss counted him. Somehow, Fury got back to his feet and even had an exhausted Wilder in trouble.

Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder 115-111. Judge Phil Edwards, the only British judge, scored it a 113-113 draw.

While the fight played out exactly in favor of each fighter’s strengths as Fury controlled by boxing with constant feints and awkward angles while Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) picked his spots to land heavy counter shots which threatened to end the fight.

But the bigger story was the 30-year-old Fury’s ability to come back from so much turmoil outside the ring and regain his prime form of three years ago despite a lengthy battle with mental illness, substance abuse and a period in which he ballooned to as high as 400 pounds in 2017.

“We’re on away soil, I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won that fight,” Fury said. “I’m being a total professional here. I went to Germany to fight [Wladimir] Klitschko [in 2015] and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder. God bless America. The ‘Gypsy King’ has returned.

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  1. Being able to regain his strength and coming back to the ring would definitely have the exhausted Wilder in trouble. What a great fight, the gypsy king is really back.

  2. Interesting fight, both boxers did so well and all I can say about the fight is it was a credible one. Looking forward to another fight between them.

  3. Massive, the fight could not produce a clear winner. Usually the defending champion will be at advantage to retain his tittle.

  4. It better to draw in a fight than to lose lol.. It shameful for your mate to beat you and win you… Tyson for life.. But next time bro try to fight like Mayweather lol

  5. That’s just a show of determination, no matter how many times you fall, your ability to rise up, that’s what makes you a winner.

  6. better to draw in a fight than to lose lol.. It shameful for your mate to beat you and win you… Tyson for life.. But next time bro try to fight like Mayweather lol

  7. This two guys are just superb, i watched the fight and ah thought wilder would eventually win but fury got back to his feet and it was a tie

  8. Even though wilder had a knockout at the 12th round . Fury still got rob. How am you give wilder win for 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th round . Fury got robbed from the beginning

  9. Even though wilder had a knockout at the 12th round . Fury still got rob. How am you give wilder win for 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th round . Fury got robbed from the beginning because he couldn’t watch this and it was very painful…. Fury you are the all time winner I don’t care what they decide

  10. I still can’t imagine a draw in boxing…. Ain’t they supposed to know the winner after the fight since there’s no penalties. Anyways, that’s boxing rules..congrats to both boxers.

  11. Great fights end in draws, that is what happens when men fight. A rematch will pick out who goes down and the last man standing.

  12. well congratulations to him because it is not easy o to fight. not every body can fight. a big congratulations to the winer once again

  13. That was a great fight. What’s more interesting than Wilder’s beautiful moves is Fury’s ability to comeback after two heavy knockdowns. Well done guys.

  14. Well twas a fight of champions and they both did great but those punches were cement bags especially those that knocked fury out

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