Tyson Fury reacts to win over Deontay Wilder
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Tyson Fury’s manager, Tim Allcock, gave a colourful interview after his fighter battled to a dramatic victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The contest has been touted as an all-time classic in the heavyweight division, rounding off a superb trilogy between the Brit and the American, although the latter’s sportsmanship was questioned after the final bell.
When Fury scored a knockdown in the third round, it looked as though the fight would go according to the script after the Manchester-born fighter convincingly won their second meeting.
However, Wilder came roaring back in the fourth and after knocking the Englishman down with time to spare in the round, Fury tasted the canvas twice in quick succession.
It was truly a worrying time for the Brit, although he got back up on steady legs both times and never looked in full survival mode.
In an incredible back-and-forth contest, the fight somehow went until the 11th round when, shortly after scoring another knockdown, Fury delivered the knockout blow to floor a gassed out Wilder.
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The American was praised for the heart he showed despite the obvious fatigue which came with weighing in unusually heavy.
Some of the gloss was taken off that praise, however, when he refused to shake his opponent’s hand after the final bell.
“He has been like a bad smell, lurking around,” Allcock told iFL TV.
“If he had have shaken Tyson’s hand, but now I’m disgusted with him. He’s taken away all that heart of his.
“I was there and he didn’t acknowledge him, he’s a sore loser and he’s spoiled it for himself.
“You’ve just seen the best heavyweight fight ever, and in my eyes, [Fury’s] better than all the historic heavyweights that have ever existed.”
The pre-fight build-up between the two camps was tense as shots were fired in both directions.
Fury even claimed that he would hospitalise his opponent, and while that turned out to be the case with precautionary measures taken after the final bell, the pre-fight talk was clearly still on Wilder’s mind.
Fury added: “I enjoyed giving him a good hiding. It was only a matter of time before he went. He went down first and went down last and that’s all she wrote.
“I went to say ‘well done’ to him and he wasn’t having any of it. He’s a sore loser.
“That’s the true heart of a cowardly man, when he won’t shake a better man’s hand.”
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