Why Tyson Fury held tongue on controversial boxing robbery

Why Tyson Fury held tongue on controversial boxing robbery

Why Tyson Fury held tongue on controversial boxing robbery

But on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Fury's mind told him 'You didn't come this far just to lay down, not even to the most unsafe puncher in the sport.' Fury did not just get up, he came back and rocked Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO's) late as they battled to the end in a classic heavyweight battle before 17,698 fans, but the bout was ruled a controversial split draw.

In 2015, Fury shocked the world when he won the titles of the three most important ranking boxing organisations, the IBF, WBO and WBA by beating long-reigning Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a unanimous decision.

"I'm going to give it to the poor and I'm going to build homes for the homeless", Fury said. 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.

"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch".

'I've fought back from suicide and mental health [issues] and depression and anxiety.

"No wonder AJ didn't want no part of that right hand!"

The assumption was that WBO, IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua would fight the victor - probably Wilder - at Wembley in April, and that still may be the case.

"It happened to me and I knew it was going to happen to him".

Trainer Dave Coldwell tweeted: "I gave Wilder two 10-8s and one other round".

The returning British hero had outboxed Deontay Wilder for most of their world title fight and despite being knocked down in the ninth and 12th rounds, was ahead in the eyes of most pundits. I showed good heart to get up. "But you must prove you're okay, otherwise I will stop the fight".

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Fury said he is yet to watch the whole fight, just the knockdowns.

But 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)".

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.

Wilder was asked during the press conference if he believes the unbeaten Joshua would've been able to get up from Wilder's devastating punches.

Lewis added: "I think Deontay boxed terribly".

"We are two great champions", he said.

"I would love for it to be my next fight", Wilder said.

Fury had every reason to be unhappy at the judges' verdict. In his worst state, Fury was almost 400 pounds.

"I really thought I had him out of there", Wilder said afterwards. Wilder then went on the chase, and the referee appeared to be close to stopping the fight, but Fury fired back in the final minute of the fight.

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