Unic Press UK: American boxer Deontay Wilder has retained the WBC World Heavyweight Championship Title after his fight with Tyson Fury ended in a split decision, draw.
Judges final score: Robert Tapper: 114-112 in favor of Tyson, while Alejandro Rochin gave his verdict, 115-111, in favour of Deontay Wilder. Phil Edwards 113-113. Certainly, the two brutal knockdowns had helped Wilder to retain the title’s knockdowns compensating for Fury’s superior technique.
Deontay Wilder is still the WBC World Heavyweight Champion!
— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) December 2, 2018
During the fight Saturday, December 1, at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., the Briton, Tyson Fury was floored twice – in the 9th round and in the 12th [final] round. It is unclear how Fury became energized, stood up on his feet a few seconds after brutal knocks from Wilder’s right hand cum a left hook had put him flat on the canvas in the 12th round.
At the end, Fury, who returned to boxing after a 30-month absence, during which he served a suspension and battled with drug abuse, depression, said:
“One hundred per cent we’ll do the rematch. We are two great champions. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet. I hope I did you all proud after nearly three years out of the ring. I was never going to be knocked out tonight. I showed good heart to get up. I came here tonight and I fought my heart out.”