Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury Draw In Title Fight

Sports News With Boxing Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder played out an enthralling draw in their WBC world heavyweight championship bout in Los Angeles. The judges couldn’t decide and...

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder played out an enthralling draw in their WBC world heavyweight championship bout in Los Angeles. The judges couldn’t decide and the eventual result was a split decision after a fight that saw Fury control the ring, but Wilder unload the bigger shots.

The three judges scored the fight 115 – 111 for Wilder, 114 – 110 for Fury, and 113 – 113. Despite the initial disappointment at the lack of a winner, in the cold light of day it will seem a fair result.

On two occasions, Fury had to pull himself off the canvas to remain in the bout, but he gave as good as he got over the piece. All of the signs clearly point towards a rematch after this fight proved just too close to call.

After the months of build-up, hype, and angry words, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder did not disappoint. A lot of people are saying that – despite being floored twice by Wilder, Fury won enough rounds and boxed well enough to get the victory.

It is notoriously hard to pick up a win as an away fighter in America. That sentiment was put forward by former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.

He said: “This #WilderFury judging takes me back to my first fight with @holyfield Just goes to show how hard it is for a Brit to come to America and take someone’s belt even tho that’s what we clearly saw.”

Former heavyweight champion Frank Bruno simply added: “Daylight robbery.”

Undefeated boxer Andre Ward also weighed in, he said: “A draw, I understand. With 2 knockdowns & round here or there for Wilder and you have a draw in some people’s eyes. But 115-111 for Wilder is terrible, just terrible! That’s what’s wrong with boxing.”

Boos rang out around the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the split decision draw was announced, but as the dust settles, both camps will be pleased.

Despite the paying public being slightly disappointed, the result was fair as neither man deserved to lose a fight that will live long in the memory.

Two warriors at the peak of their powers, two different styles, two world class fighters. Inseparable on the cards. And surely a rematch in 2019.

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