Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fought in an incredible bout six months ago in Los Angeles for the Bronze Bomber’s WBC heavyweight title.
The clash was Fury’s third fight back after two-and-a-half years out of the ring, having suffered with mental health problems in the aftermath of his title bout with Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
The Gypsy King largely outboxed his opponent but was knocked down twice, giving the judges enough reason to score the fight even.
Fury told ESPN: “I was unconscious for four seconds, but I was rose to my feet for a purpose.
“I wanted to show to everybody that no matter what life throws at you, how hard it beats you down, we can always get up and continue.
“If I’d lost to Deontay Wilder I would say, fair play Deontay you beat me.
“No chance. I won the fight, 10 rounds to two.
“But I get a draw, which only adds cayenne pepper to my story, cause it makes it more watchable, more controversial!
“After everything I’ve been through, they’ve robbed me of the biggest comeback in boxing history.”
The rematch came close to happening but ultimately, both fighters went with other options and now the second fight looks like it will happen in 2020.
Fury added: “If Deontay Wilder ever had a prayer of beating me, that was his time, he couldn’t do it.
“I can beat Wilder seven days a week and twice on a Sunday. He’ll be looking up off his back next time we meet.”
The Brit comes up against Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas this weekend in his ESPN debut.
Wilder fought Dominic Breazeale in May and knocked him out in the first round.
The Alabama native will face Luis Ortiz, the Cuban southpaw he knocked out last year, in late September.
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has also revealed that he expects his client and Wilder to end up having a historic trilogy fight.
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