Deontay Wilder Reveals What Tyson Fury Told Him After Their Fight
Deontay Wilder was able to hold on to his WBC Heavyweight Championship after securing a controversial draw against Tyson Fury on 1st December.
The 33-year-old Alabama-born boxer has now sat down with several reporters for Showtime to rewatch his bout.
During the video (posted below), the Bronze Bomber has revealed how the Gypsy King thanked him for taking the fight.
"He was doing all the talking," he explained. "He was telling me how he loves me and [saying] 'thank you for the opportunity.'
"He was talking about supporting the kids and 'we did it -- you're a great champion, no-one's going to beat you.'
"Different things like that, you know what I mean?"
One of the more memorable moments from the fight was during the 12th round when Wilder knocked down the 30-year-old Brit.
Fury climbed back to his feet and beat the count, shocking boxing fans and even the WBC Heavyweight Champion.
Wilder has also shared his feelings of seeing the undefeated Fury beat the count from referee Jack Reiss.
"I was amazed," he said.
"If you didn't believe in God then, you do now!"
In the aftermath of the fight, Reiss has explained his reason for not ending the bout in the 12th round when Wilder landed his devastating punch on Fury.
The WBC released a statement yesterday that said it had reached a "unanimous agreement" to sanction a rematch.
"Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has created tremendous popular demand for the fans to see a rematch," reads the statement.
"The WBC is happy to confirm a direct rematch has been approved."
The @wbc ordered a rematch between @BronzeBomber and @Tyson_Fury This fight will be even more anticipated than the first. The winner will be the one who learns the most from the first fight and makes the proper adjustments. #WilderFury2
- Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) 8 December 2018
:clipboard: New Ring Magazine Heavyweight Rankings:
:one::flag_gb: Anthony Joshua
:two::flag_gb: Tyson Fury
:three::flag_us: Deontay Wilder
:four::flag_cu: Luis Ortiz
:five::flag_gb: Dillian Whyte
:six::flag_ru: Alexander Povetkin
:seven::flag_nz: Joseph Parker
:eight::flag_us: Jarrell Miller
:nine::flag_pl: Adam Kownacki
:keycap_ten::flag_bg: Kubrat Pulev
- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) 7 December 2018
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