Deontay Wilder has settled for draw against British Tyson Fury in his WBC heavyweight championship title match at staples center in Los Angeles.
He retained his belt after a controversial draw with hope of claiming the belt in his rematch next year in United Kingdom.
Judge Robert Tapper handed a 114-110 card to Fury, while Alejandro Rochin scored 115-111 for Wilder. The third judge, Phil Edwardsm, for his part gave a card equal to 113-113.
“I think with the two knock downs I won the fight. We both are warriors but with those two falls I think won the fight. I rushed my punches, I didn’t sit still, I was too hesitant.” Wilder said.
“When you at each other and then you have a great fight like that you’re giving each other what you got, it’s not all about getting whooped. [Fury] said he loved me, thanked me for the opportunity, said I love you, what a great fight. The respect is mutual.
“I didn’t feel no pressure at all. I was just forcing the punches. But the rematch I guarantee I’m gona get him.” Wilder added.
Wilder thought he had sealed a knockout when he landed a susccesive punches on Fury’s face, who went down like a fallen treen. The British fighter pulled a surprise to the spectators when he got up before the counting to 9.
“I hope I made you proud after three years out of the ring. There was no chance I would lose by KO tonight. I showed a lot of irritation when I got up. I showed up tonight and fought with all my heart.” Fury said.
“The world knows the truth, I thought I won the fight, and I should have gone home with that belt, but we’re on away soil so God bless his team, God bless America.” Fury added.
You may recall that Fury reached 400 lbs and nobody gave him a chance. He made the comeback, Challenged Deontay Wilder, climbed off the canvas to split decision. We all can’t wait for next to come!