Draw 'worst decision in my life': Fury

Last night, Deontay Wilder attempted to defend his WBC heavyweight title opposite resurgent Englishman Tyson Fury.

"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch", Fury said.

The 30-year-old Fury recognises the extraordinary power that he possesses, but he also insists that Wilder is so flawed that he should still pose little threat.

Wilder-Fury infiltrated the mainstream.

Referee Jack Reiss gave Fury every chance as he seemingly checked on his well-being for a split second before starting his count and Wilder was not happy about the apparent delay, contrasting the official's count with a knockout earlier in the night. On the other hand, Fury said him outboxing Wilder throughout the majority of the fight should have been the deciding factor on the scorecards.

"I think with the two knockdowns, I definitely won the fight", he said in his in-ring interview with Showtime Boxing.

And I come in here, I said to Deontay, I'm sorry for what happened here, but you offer me the fight, I will not turn it down, I promise you.

"We poured our hearts out". I think Fury won the round, but it would be scored 10-8 in Wilder's favour.

Joe Santoliquito, RingTV.com (113-113) - I was surprised how nimble Tyson Fury was and how inaccurate Deontay Wilder was. "I'm going to go home and enjoy Christmas, and sit down with my team and recalculate". I was too hesitant. I started overthrowing the right hand and I just couldn't adjust. I really wanted to get him out of there, give the fans what they want to see. "The respect was mutual".

"Tyson came here to Los Angeles, he's travelled to Germany to Wladimir Klitschko's back yard".

Fury's struggles with drugs, alcohol and mental health are well known. "I am the fighting man and I'll step up and represent my country, and tonight I did that".

And the rematch is where the money is at because this fight exceeded the hype and engaged a fanbase that was comfortable in its indifference for heavyweight boxing. His WBC heavyweight belt and three-months of hype were meaningless in those shocking seconds.

While both men felt they had done enough to win the fight, both accepted the result. He's a fascinating character and his support from ringside drowned out that of Wilder's.

"I don't know what he was watching", added Fury. I am showing total professionalism. It made Wilder hesitant to let his punches go.

"The Gypsy King" and promoter Frank Warren called an impromptu press conference at a hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning and it was there that Warren revealed his plans to run it back with 'The Bronze Bomber'.

"I was telling my brothers and my family to be quiet", Fury said. "I don't know if Fury can be better".

Vanessa Coleman

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