Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Tyson Fury's trainer attacks judges' decision after Deontay Wilder draw

Tyson Fury's trainer attacks judges' decision after Deontay Wilder draw

Clearly seeing the fight as just another hurdle to negotiate in his bid to face Anthony Joshua to become undisputed champion, Wilder added: "It's definitely the most important [fight of his career], but not the most hard".

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had to share the spoils from the hotly anticipated fight in Los Angeles last night - or this morning, depending on your location.

At the end of the second round, Wilder landed with a hammer one-two, the most notable combination of the fight up until that point, which Fury brushed off with familiar contempt, raising his arms in the air and mocking the champion with a leg shuffle.

In what was one of the greatest final rounds in boxing history, Fury was sent sprawling to the canvas and looked a beaten man before somehow hauling himself off the canvas to take his feet and finish the fight. I went to Germany to fight Klitschko and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder.

Wilder had Fury on the canvas twice, including a spectacular final round knockdown, but was unable to get the knockout victory he had promised to deliver at the Staples Center. But even though he did not win his comeback from the depths of addiction and mental illness remains something to behold as he and Wilder gave the fans a memorable, tension-filled fight.

The American champion struggled to connect cleanly with Fury throughout an absorbing contest, all too often sending huge arcing haymakers whistling past Fury's head.

Wilder, the more aggressive of the two fighters early on, quickly moved into an early lead.

'I am a fighting man, I was never going to be knocked out tonight.

A right hand sent Fury rocking backwards towards the deck and a brutal left hand on the way down appeared to be the coup de grace for the challenger.

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