Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury bout ends in a controversial draw

Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury bout ends in a controversial draw

Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury bout ends in a controversial draw

Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder and Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury fought to a split-decision draw on Saturday night from STAPLES Center??in??arguably?one of the best heavyweight fights in years?.?

The British boxer was adjudged to have drawn his WBC championship bout against Deontay Wilder and while that meant the American retained the belt, Fury remained in a positive mood after the fight. Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) had tremendous difficulty in finding a rhythm and was largely relegated to throwing single punches, most of which were easily defended by Fury.

And by the looks of the celebrations from Wilder and his entourage, they thought the fight was over. "We poured our hearts out tonight".

"Irrespective of who won, it's one of those fights you want to see it again".

"At the end of the day that [a rematch] is down to Tyson, but from my perspective I'd love the rematch", he said. "If he doesn't want the fight then we'd certainly be up for sitting down with Tyson too for that date as he deserves another shot".

Fury meanwhile insisted he had done enough to win. That man is a fearsome puncher and I was able to avoid that. I'm staying in downtown LA but if you go five minutes down the road there's like - I don't know - thousands of homeless people.

That bout ended in the loss of his licence that forced him away from the ring for three years but there is no doubt that one of the modern greats is back.

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"?One hundred? percent we'll do the rematch", said Fury, fighting in the first heavyweight title pay-per-view bout in America since 2002.

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The two big men combined to put on a spectacle for both the Staples Center crowd and a global audience watching on in their homes, though the judges did their best to spoil it with their confusing scorecards. While the Wilder and Fury showdown is expected to start around 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT. EST but it's always subject to change. The two spent the first half of the fight feeling each other out, without much in the way of major power shots being landed.

Fury by contrast cleverly picked his moments, finding Wilder with greater accuracy and causing a nasty swelling over the American's left eye. Tyson would fight anywhere; he's a traveller, he's done it many times.

There were plenty more backing Fury on social media.

Wilder responded with increasingly desperate flurries of big punches, very few of which found their mark. He got up just before referee Jack Reiss counted to 10.

And Manchester United fan Fury had another venue to add to the list, the fighter interrupting Warren to say: "Old Trafford!"

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