Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury fight to draw in heavyweight title bout

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Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight crown here on Saturday (Dec 1) after battling to a split decision draw against Britain's Tyson Fury in a pulsating 12-round battle. I went to Germany to fight Klitshcko, I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder. "We poured our hearts out tonight".

"If it's a great fight and fans want to see the rematch then why not?"

Fury did his best to try to goad Wilder, shouting and gesticulating at his American opponent, who donned a mask and refused to react to the challenger's antics.

Fury meanwhile insisted he had done enough to win.

"That man is a fearsome puncher and I was able to avoid that".

'I told Tyson before the fight he would beat him with his left hand. "So I am happy either or, I'm happy to fight Joshua or rematch Fury". Wilder has emerged as a great heavyweight champion, and he continues to prove that. Wilder tried going to the body too but, more often than not, his punches landed harmlessly on Fury's massive elbows. Yes, the boxing judges actually got a big fight right.

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Fury raised his hands at the end of the 11th, though his celebrations appeared premature when he was dropped again, a right hand doing the damage before a left hook caught him flush while already on the way down.

"The AJ fight is up to them, they have to stop being cowards, we are moving on from him", Wilder said. Big up to Tyson Fury who never ceases to amaze me.

Wilder's reach has been measured at 210.8cm, somewhat shorter than Fury's 215.9cm reach.

Incredibly however, Fury managed to pick himself up and clear his head to survive the remainder of the round and escape with a draw.

Wilder however suddenly found a devastating combination just when he needed it in the 12th round.

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