Deontay Wilder should have checked Tyson Fury's interview from last year as the British boxer revealed the only way to beat him and accidentally predicted how the fight would go in the process.
From the moment Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder squared up in the ring, following Fury's win over Francesco Pianeta in Belfast in August, the thought was that the lineal champion had no chance in dethroning the WBC champion.
Fury though had been promising since day one that he was going to beat Wilder, often claiming that he would stop the Bronze Bomber. Whilst neither of those two things happened the American failed to win, or even look like he deserved to.
The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist did knock Fury down twice but he failed to put the Englishman away and, other than the two shots that put the lineal champ on the mat, the American rarely troubled his opponent and was often made to miss.
Weirdly Fury, speaking a year ago, previously explained how Dominic Ingle had suggested you could beat the Gypsy King and he accidentally predicted exactly how the fight would go:
Fury and Ingle were absolutely spot on. Even in round nine and 12, the two rounds that the undefeated Brit hit the canvas, he actually came back to finish the round the strong.
In the last round it seemed that Wilder was about to win and add the lineal title to his WBC belt. A right hand sent Fury towards the floor and a left caught him as he went down and he looked out cold.
Insteady Fury rose to his feet and beat a 10 count, just, before going on to finish the round strongly and even drop his hands to his side and goad Wilder one more time.
Fury looked down and out. Image: PA Images
In the end the fight finished a split decision draw with one judge each scoring a win for either man and the British judge scoring it a draw.
Afterward Fury questioned the scoring but remained level in his criticism.
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