The 30-year-old still found cause for optimism after another impressive display at world title level, over three years after he took Wladimir Klitschko's world titles with a points win.
"I had a holy hand upon me tonight", Fury said. "We're both warriors but with those two drops I think I won the fight", he said in the ring after the fight.
There was one title change in a special match held in Montreal prior to the pay-per-view's start, as Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Adonis Stevenson in the 11th round to become the new WBC light heavyweight champion.
"I fought back from suicide, from mental anxiety and depression". The Englishman made Wilder miss constantly, particularly ducking under Wilder's big right hand with grace. "I thought I won the fight.", Fury said at the post-fight press conference.
Tyson Fury dominated long stretches of his heavyweight title bout against Deontay Wilder with shifty technique and graceful defense. "I was never going to be knocked out tonight". You can't take anything away from me or Wilder; we done our best.
Wilder, who retains his WBC belt after 12 rounds of pulsating action, had Fury on the canvas twice at the Staples Center in Los Angeles but was unable to deliver the knockout he had promised his fans.
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One division, one lineal champion and still only one Tyson Fury.
Wilder remains WBC heavyweight champion after draw with Fury
Promoter Frank Warren said: "I'd love the rematch".
But like o'l Adonis Creed, Fury had no quit in him. I'm a boxer not a businessman and I'll probably go down the same route as every other boxer - skint at the end of it all.
If the Fury camp gets it wish, it would not be the first time that a United Kingdom football stadium has played host to a big fight, with Wembley having hosted the world title fight between Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko among others.
"When you're at each other and you have a great fight, we give each other all we've got".
Until Wilder's sensational final round knockdown, Fury appeared to be heading for what would have been a remarkable upset.
But early in the ninth, Fury went down when he absorbed a shot to the top of the head from Wilder. "Only God knows how he got back up".
Fury's personal story was well-documented as he ballooned upwards of 400 pounds, fell into addiction of alcohol and drugs and almost succumbed to a dark depression in which he was resigned to killing himself through excess in order to numb the pain. Wilder then went on the chase, and the referee appeared to be close to stopping the fight, but Fury fired back in the final minute of the fight.
Fury also showed a salient level of class for not blaming the judges despite a decision that very could have (and likely deserved to) have gone his way.
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