Tyson Fury given clear advice over possible Deontay Wilder rematch

Calvin Saunders
December 3, 2018

The assumption was that WBO, IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua would fight the victor - probably Wilder - at Wembley in April, and that still may be the case.

While Wilder kept his belt, Fury remained the unofficial lineal champion of the heavyweight division by virtue of his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

Fury wasn't asked about the pledge following his controversial draw with Wilder.

He had scored against Wilder with a left hand, right hand combination, only for Wilder to respond with a crashing right hand to the side of Fury's head, which he followed by a left hook to the other side. "Fury's stock went up!" "Where are you, AJ?" I was too hesitant.

'I'm just an outsider with an opinion but it's a situation that is happening all over the world, especially in the United Kingdom as well'.

Fury announced his return to the ring earlier this year after a two-and-a-half year absence, during which he battled several mental health issues and a failed drug test.

The 30-year-old Brit was knocked down twice in the ninth and 12th rounds but boxing experts agreed he had out-boxed Wilder (40-0-1) for the majority of the contest.

At the Staples Center, where LeBron James calls home for the next four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a draw. I'd love to see it in the UK. The Englishman made Wilder look limited at times, the American content - or only able - to walk forward trying to set up that bazooka of a right hand. He can't move like me, he would have been nailed.

But while the scoring drew criticism, with many arguing that Fury had done enough to win, there was a marked absence of animosity after the bout. Showed good heart to get back up. Money that could change countries, probably.

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"I think everybody should be thankful to Tyson for being so professional under his conduct, when we all know sitting in this room who won the fight", his trainer Ben Davison said.

"You can't take anything away from me or Wilder; we done our best".

Wilder spoke of his frustrations.

Fury added that he doesn't want his children to live off the millions he's made as a boxer.

We all know how powerful a puncher he is and Fury felt the full brunt of it in the 12th round as he was sent hurtling to the canvas. But I'll be satisfied either or, to be honest.

"You can't take it with you, so I might as well do something with it and help out people who can't help themselves".

"That was already done, and Joshua declined it".

Frank Warren, Fury's promoter, insisted on Sunday that there would be an immediate appeal to Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council. He did say in the changing room before the fight, "If anyone goes down I will give you chance to prove you're okay".

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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