Luis Ortiz Reacts To Wilder v.s Fury Split Draw


Tyson Fury will go into Saturday's blockbuster heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder with a weight advantage of almost 50 pounds. Wilder surprisingly got the nod by a 115-111 margin from judge Alejandro Rochin, but Fury was awarded the fight 114-112 by Robert Tapper.

Wilder, who retained his WBC heavyweight belt, knocked Fury down in Rounds 9 and 12.

Should Wilder lose his title to Fury on December 1, Fury must give Wilder a contractually obligated rematch; however, a rematch may still happen even if Wilder wins.

Fury has been commended for keeping his composure when the scorecards were read out but in his post-fight press conference, "The Gypsy King" did take the opportunity to voice his disappointment regarding the official from Great Britain. Wilder said. "I will probably end up giving him a second opportunity before any of these so-called best give him even one opportunity because they are anxious about their clean records". I came here tonight and I fought my heart out. After two tune-up fights, he agreed to challenge Wilder in America for the only belt Fury didn't win off Klitschko, the WBC belt.

However, in the final round Deontay Wilder was able to floor Tyson Fury with a massive punch.

Each will look at moments in the fight and wish they'd done something differently, but when you're fighting the best in the world, it's not simple to do what you want when you want.

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"With the two knockdowns I definitely won".

It was not just the boxing world that was enthralled by what happened at the Staples Center, though. The Englishman made Wilder miss constantly, particularly ducking under Wilder's big right hand with grace.

But early in the ninth, Fury went down when he absorbed a shot to the top of the head from Wilder.

Fury was elusive and creative in the seventh and eighth rounds, and Wilder appeared to be out of answers.

The fight attracted the celebrity attention expected in Hollywood from actors and athletes alike.

His powers of recovery certainly impressed WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who compared the Briton to a famous WWE wrestler: "He got knocked out and got up like the Undertaker".

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