Deontay Wilder Couldn't Believe His Eyes When Tyson Fury Got Up

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Inside the Staples Center (9 p.m. ET, Showtime PPV), WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

The hard-hitting Wilder had Fury down in the ninth and final rounds of the match but the Briton controlled much of the fight behind his long jab, precise footwork and stout defence. Judge Phil Edwards and the Associated Press scored it a 113-113 draw, with Wilder's knockdowns compensating for Fury's superior technique.

"We're on away soil, I was on the ground twice but I truly believe I won that fight, and I think everyone in here did too", Fury said, per the Telegraph.

"I hope I did you all proud after almost three years out of the ring", Fury said.

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Speaking as a pundit for BT Sport Box Office, Lewis said: "They need to get some good judges, these judges were bad". "I had a holy hand upon me tonight and brought me back". He was already heading to the canvas from Wilder's powerful right hand, but on the way down, Wilder connected with an even more vicious left hook. It was a great fight, so let's do it again.

Fury was gradually building a convincing lead into the fight's second half as he landed with several straight rights, even when Wilder's occasional successes looked the more hurtful. "We are two great champions".

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. We can do better in the offensive phase, but today the result was more important. While Fury came out with heightened public perception of his abilities and standing in the game, Wilder's stock drops with this draw.

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. After two tune-up fights, he agreed to challenge Wilder in America for the only belt Fury didn't win off Klitschko, the WBC belt. "The respect was mutual".

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I started getting comfortable in here and I got caught. "I don't know what I'm going to do". "You have to fail to succeed". In fact, the former UFC light heavyweight champion thinks that Liddell's manager should've told him not to do this fight.

"We gave each other all we've got", Wilder said.

"And he didn't want it for a reason, because Deontay Wilder is the most fearsome puncher in boxing history, in heavyweight division history, and I saw that and I felt it". Halfway through the round, Fury began to fight back, swinging and holding until the controversial end.

"One hundred per cent we'll do the rematch", Fury said.

He's back: Tyson Fury beats the count and actually comes back at Deontay Wilder after his ninth round knockdown. The champion's trademark wild, looping punches rarely found their mark.

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