Deontay Wilder has made no excuses in his first reaction after being knocked out by Tyson Fury on Saturday night.
The ‘Gypsy King’ and ‘Bronze Bomber’ produced a legendary fight for the ages as they were both floored twice before Fury won by KO in round 11.
It was Fury who made the first breakthrough as he put Wilder down in round three.
However, the American quickly recovered and floored the Brit twice in the fourth.
Fury eventually regained control and punished Wilder consistently through to round ten.
Where he made another breakthrough and put him down for a second time.
Astonishingly, Wilder made it back to his feet again, but was KOd with a right hook in the eleventh,
as Fury successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title.
After the fight, Wilder was taken to hospital for precautionary checks.
Before leaving, he said in reaction to defeat:
“I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough tonight.
“I’m not sure what happened.
“I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277lbs to be a ballet dancer.
“He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.”
In contrast though, Fury revealed that Wilder refused to pay him any respect in the immediate aftermath.
Asked what he said to Wilder in the ring,
: “I just said, ‘Well done,’ and he said, ‘I don’t wanna show any sportsmanship or respect.’
“I said, ‘No problem.’ Very surprised. Sore loser. Idiot.”