Tyson Fury: 'I should have won, but my respects to Wilder'

Tyson Fury: 'I should have won, but my respects to Wilder'

Yes. A draw. Wilder had scored another knockdown in Round 9, while Fury argued, and not without merit, that he'd won the fight with his acrobatic dodging of Wilder's punches.

There were two different answers from Fury for the questions.

"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch", he said.

Fury looked finished when Wilder put him flat on his back with two minutes left in the fight, but he rose and made it to the bell.

Also in his estimation, these two are actually willing to face one another (again).

"I'll be satisfied with (either Fury or Joshua), to be honest". I was forcing my punches too much instead of sitting back, being patient and waiting it. "I'm in a win-win situation". The official scores were 114-110 for Fury, a stunning 115-111 for Wilder and 113-113, resulting in a split draw, which allowed Wilder to retain his title. Tyson would fight anywhere; he's a traveller, he's done it many times.

"Deontay will fight anyone. I don't think Fury can be better". Boxing definitely won and Tyson Fury won the fight to me.

"This fight has energised the division", DiBella said.

Former undisputed World heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis was sat ringside and was in no doubt that his fellow Brit was the deserved victor of the contest, stating that he was reminded of his draw with Evander Holyfield in 1999 at Madison Square Garden. "I would love for [the rematch] to be my next fight". "Let's go and fill up a football stadium".

Maxime Le Marchand is encouraged by Fulham's progress under Claudio Ranieri
Maxime Le Marchand is encouraged by Fulham’s progress under Claudio Ranieri

"We want to do it again but we want to do it in the (United Kingdom)".

Wilder scored two knockdowns and thought he won.

"I'm just going to enjoy the moment because the last big fight I didn't enjoy the moment", said Fury. "I really wanted to get him out of there, give the fans what they want to see".

"It's no secret that Joshua did not want this fight", Fury told his media conference. Everyone from Chadwick Boseman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Shaquille O'Neal to boxing stars Gennady Golovkin and Mikey Garcia gathered for the marquee heavyweight bout.

However, Fury had to climb off the canvas for a second time in a dramatic finish to proceedings, showing tremendous powers of recovery when initially appearing to be out cold from a right-left combination.

How Fury was able to recover drew an awed response from anyone who witnessed. Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) climbed back to his feet and eventually cleared his head, but it seemed as though all momentum had shifted in Wilder's favor. DiBella and Finkel admitted they had already started climbing towards the ring in expectation the fight was over.

"How did I get up from the knockdowns? I was like it's over", Wilder said afterwards.

"Everybody out there who has the same problems that I've been suffering with, I did that for you guys".

"I couldn't stay down". When you get two warriors you get a great fight.

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