Fury: Joshua would have been nailed by Wilder

Danny Woods
December 3, 2018

Fury, 30, shared a thrilling battle in Los Angeles, with many former professionals saying he won the bout.

Tyson Fury, following his Saturday night, December 1, boxing match against Deontay Wilder that ended in a draw, has said that he would donate his $10 million fight purse to help the poor and build houses for homeless people.

But like o'l Adonis Creed, Fury had no quit in him. However, the undefeated Gypsy King miraculously stood up in the nick of time and beat the count.

Wilder, the undefeated WBC champion retained his title after squaring off against undefeated challenger and former WBA, WBO, IBO, and unofficial lineal champion Fury, in front of nearly 18,000 people at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

A year ago, Fury said, he weighed 181kg.

Fury's incredible recovery inspired multiple references to The Undertaker, the WWE icon who also dramatically got up from a coffin and after a knockdown.

"I don't know anybody on the planet who could move like that".

More news: Fed likely to raise rates in December but concerns mounting: minutes

Stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan likened Fury's reanimation to Schwarzenegger's Terminator rebooting. Yet Fury rose, summoning strength at the critical moment of his comeback from a 2 ½-year ring absence amid bouts of drug abuse and depression.

The scorecards showed that Wilder benefited greatly from his two knockdowns in the ninth and the 12th, which all three judges scored 10-8 in favor of the champion.

Wilder managed to knock down Fury twice during the fight, once in the final round. I'm not going to complain. "You know the truth, everybody knows I won the fight and if I can come back from where I've come from, then you can do it too". "I was on the brink of suicide, and I came back", he said.

The British boxer was the better man throughout, making the American miss over and over.

According to the Mirror, he said: "I'm going to give it to the poor and I'm going to build homes for the homeless".

Following the fight, Fury spoke to media about his thoughts on the decision. Fury used his twitchy movement and near-constant feints to disrupt the rhythm of Wilder, whose trademark looping punches rarely found their mark. He has a great right hand but he wasn't able to put it to bed until the last couple of rounds.

SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will air live on SHOWTIME and stream for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.

Other reports by LeisureTravelAid

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER