Tyson Fury reacts to win over Deontay Wilder
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Deontay Wilder has spoken out after he was knocked out by Tyson Fury in their epic trilogy rematch in Las Vegas. Fury survived two knockdowns against the Bronze Bomber to retain his WBC and Ring Magazine world heavyweight world titles with a brutal 11th-round KO – and Wilder admitted he had been “roughed up”.
The Gypsy King was knocked down twice in the fourth round, while he floored Wilder twice, in the third and 10th rounds.
And it was Fury who recovered best from the setbacks to stop his opponent in the penultimate session of a classic that will go down in boxing folklore.
Afterwards, Wilder admitted the 33-year-old Brit simply had too much for him.
“I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough tonight,” said the 35-year-old American.
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“I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277 pounds to be a ballet dancer.
“He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.”
After inflicting a second successive defeat on his rival, Fury claimed “there is no more Deontay Wilder”.
“He was a very capable opponent tonight,” Fury told BBC Sport. “It was a different fight from the first two but the outcome was the same.
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“It was a great trilogy and you need a good dance partner for trilogies and he has been a good dance partner but there is no rematch clause, it is done.
“Wilder is done. There is no more Deontay Wilder.”
In a separate interview, Fury insisted he didn’t fight at his best, saying: “I have proved time and again that I can never be written off.
“I didn’t have my best performance but I pulled it out of the bag when it needed to be done.
“He did keep getting up but it was that final right hand to the side of the head that finished him.
“I wasn’t hurt. You get hit, you wake up on the floor. I got up and was very conscious the whole time. I was one punch away from knocking him out in the whole fight.”
Fury said he had now beaten Wilder “three times”, referring to the controversial split decision in their first fight in 2018.
“He’s got no love for me because I’ve beaten him three times.
“I’m a sportsman, I went over to him show some love and respect and he didn’t want to show it back. So I pray for him.”
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