Tyson Fury serenades media with 'American Pie' song in press conference

03 December, 2018, 04:30 | Author: Regina Boyd
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However, the judges still returned mixed scorecards with Alejandro Rochin marking Wilder as a wide victor at 115-111, Robert Tapper favouring Fury at 114-112 and Phil Edwards scoring a 113-113 draw.

Both the stats and the initial watching of the bout all speak in favour of Fury, who did much more boxing than his opponent, employing a flawless game plan against someone who was forced to be much more conservative than at other times in his career.

"With the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight", said the American. I don't know what fight he was watching. "I think I had the holy hands on me tonight and I was brought back and rose me to my feet on the brink of defeat", Fury said.

Wilder failed to win for the first time since his semifinal bout at the Beijing Olympics, and he failed to knock out his opponent for only the second time in 41 career bouts. All the media will report bad stuff.

Wilder drilled his courageous challenger with a right-left combination that left Fury flat on his back with just over two minutes remaining in their fascinating fight. I was like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

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.

"Wilder had a gift decision in his own country". He will have woken up this morning thanking his lucky stars that he still has that green and gold belt, which belongs to me'.

It may have been only fitting that Fury would headline the first heavyweight title bout on PPV in America since Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson in 2002.

With just two minutes left in the fight, Wilder buckled Fury's knees with a right hand and knocked him senseless with a ideal left on the way down.

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

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He had earlier frustrated Wilder with his jab and a succession of accurate right hands, but the American's late attack salvaged his WBC belt on the scorecards.

"It's easy to beat me - nail me to the canvas", Fury said. "Great fighter. I respect him a lot". "I don't know how he got up", the 33-year-old added.

"But that's why you've got to go in and try and knock the other person out, especially if you're not on home soil. I got wet, drenched actually".

But Fury gradually grew in confidence, regularly taunting Wilder by throwing his arms up in the air or behind his back.

"With 2 knockdowns & round here or there for Wilder and you have a draw in some people's eyes".

"One thing I do know is there wasn't many people who thought I could come here and box like I did", Fury said.

"I done myself proud". I got put down with some good shots.

The punch wasn't the biggest of the fight, but Fury was stunned - and he responded by getting up and raising his aggression in an exciting round.

He will now take some time to enjoy the holiday season with his family while his team work out the details on a rematch with Wilder. Listen, I'm not going to take anything from Wilder, he's a great champion and a great man.

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