Deontay Wilder


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,

Fury said

: “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.”

I Am 'Greatest Heavyweight Of My Era' After Beating Deontay Wilder. Says Tyson Fury

Britain’s Tyson Fury crowned himself the “greatest heavyweight of my era” after defending his WBC crown in a classic victory over Deontay Wilder.

The 33-year-old stopped Wilder in the 11th round after twice being knocked down himself in what was a thrilling third meeting between the pair.

It followed a heated build-up during fight week where both fighters goaded one another in a vicious war of words.

Fury said:

“I have proved time and again that I can never be written off,” 

“I didn’t have my best performance but I pulled it out of the bag when it needed to be done.

“I am the greatest heavyweight champion of my era, without a doubt.

Number one. If you play with fire long enough you will get burned.”

The first fight in 2018 finished in a controversial draw.

Before the unbeaten Fury won their second outing with a seventh-round stoppage 20 months ago.

After inflicting just the second defeat of Wilder’s career on Saturday night.

Fury said the American did not want to engage with him afterwards and promptly left the arena.

Fury said:

“I went over and said well done and he said he didn’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect.”

“Very surprised by that. He’s an idiot.

“I pray for him. I am thankful that we all get out of the fight in one piece and get to go to our families.”

Both fighters weighed in at the heaviest in their careers and, although Fury had 39lbs on his opponent.

The Morecambe fighter said he believed Wilder, at 17st, was too heavy.

He added:

“It was a great fight,  I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money.

“I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second best.

Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.”

“Before I start thinking about fighting other men I will bask in this victory.

This was one of my greatest wins. I got off the floor to do it. I am the big dog in the division.”

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Fury leapt on to the ropes when Wilder went down in the 11th, knowing he had won the fight, and the British fighter sad he was “proud” of his performance.

He said:

“There were some shaky moments in there but I never lost faith,” 

“I continued on and persevered and got that single punch knock out.

As soon as I landed it I jumped on the ropes. I knew he was not getting back up from that.

“It was a great trilogy and you need a good dance partner for trilogies.

And he has been a good dance partner but there is no rematch clause, it is done.

Wilder is done. There is no more Deontay Wilder.”

Boxing expert Steve Bunce added:

“When he is determined, he is untouchable.

When he went down in the fourth those were heavy knockdowns.

His eyes were glazed in the fifth but he managed to turn it around. He is an extraordinary human.

“It was a rollercoaster and the reason it got to the 11th round was because of Wilder’s guts, heart and desire.

He might not be everyone’s cup of tea but he is brave and he is fearless.”

Wilder was taken to hospital as a precaution after the fight and confessed he “wasn’t good enough” on the night.

“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.”

“He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.”

Best heavyweight battle ever?

Fury’s pomoter Bob Arum has seen it all in his long career in boxing but described this fight as the best he has seen.

“I’ve been in this business 57 years promoting fights.

And I truly have to say I have never seen a heavyweight fight as magnificent as this,”

He said:

“I am so proud of the man on my right. He’s showed heart, ability, he is truly a fighting man.”

Bunce added:

“It is the best fight I have seen in the flesh and the best I have ever watched on film.

“I am not sure how to describe it. I was maybe five feet from the ring.

I sat there with my jaw on my chin. Rocky is like the Teletubbies compared to what you witnessed tonight!”

Deontay Wilder who is a now a dethroned WBC champion has opened up on why he lost to Tyson Fury in recent fight. 

The black American has incredibly claimed the costume he wore for his ring walk, played a big part in his defeat to Tyson Fury on Sunday morning.

The American also confirmed he will be triggering his rematch clause.

Wilder wore a black and red armoured body suit with a matching mask and crown before the fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

He has now claimed his defeat was because of the 45-pound costume weakening his legs.


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While talking to Yahoo News, he said:

“He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is that my uniform was way too heavy for me.

“I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through.”

However, Deontay Wilder later revealed that he will exercise his right for a third fight, which will happen in the summer.


“The rematch is definitely going to happen. We’re going to get it on. I want to get right back to it,” he told The Athletic.”



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Fury vs Wilder 2 

Tyson Fury was just too good for his opponent. He was not only too good technically but he was too powerful too. He out-thought and outfought Wilder. The American could not find his balance to unleash that legendary power. Fury just put in one of the great performances by a British fighter abroad.

Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO) scored knockdowns in the third and fifth rounds, may have burst Wilder’s eardrum in the third, and just completely owned the ring, manhandling and dominating his opponent, who suffers, obviously, the first loss of his career and falls to 42-1-1 (41 KO) in defeat.


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The 34-year-old Wilder just never got out of the gates in this one, as Fury did what he said he would do, coming right at Wilder and looking to take the fight to the fearsome puncher. Wilder’s right hand never much came into play at all, as Fury kept him on the back foot and Wilder was just not himself at all after the third round.


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