Tyson Fury made a miraculous recovery from a 12th round knockdown when it looked like he was out cold to earn a draw, that should have been a win, against Deontay Wilder.
The biggest questions for Tyson Fury going into his WBC heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder was whether or not he had the stamina to go the whole 12 rounds and avoid the Bronze Bomber's incredible right hand.
There were two different answers from Fury for the questions. Yes he could last all 12 rounds, with the fight going to a split decision draw, but no he couldn't avoid Wilder's biggest shots as the Brit was twice sent to the canvas.
In the ninth round Wilder caught Fury with a left-right combination that rocked the Gypsy King to the floor for a seven count but it was the big right in the 12th that should have finished the fight.
On the way down the American caught the challenger with a left and Fury seemed to be knocked down and out. But somehow Fury answered a nine count, to the disbelief of pretty much everyone:
He got knocked out and got up like the undertaker- Terence Crawford (@budcrawford402) December 2, 2018
How did Fury get up! Warrior!!- Danny Cipriani (@DannyCipriani87) December 2, 2018
Big respect for Fury to get up there - got him winning this- Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) December 2, 2018
I honestly thought Fury was done with that second knockdown and then he sat up like Michael Myers. #WilderFury- Gentleman Jack Gallagher (@GentlemanJackG) December 2, 2018
Fury and Undertaker when they meet pic.twitter.com/Y47lI00Nmk- Elliott Cantor (@ElliottCantor) December 2, 2018
Just coming back after three years out, and suffering with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as drug and alcohol addictions and a suspension because of drugs, Fury had performed a miracle to come back to the ring.
However the powers he showed to get off the canvas, whilst staring at the lights, in the 12th round were absolutely incredible.