Wilder Opposes Draw Vs Fury: ‘I Felt I Won With Two Knockdowns


Deontay Wilder defended his WBC heavyweight title after his bout with Tyson Fury in Los Angeles ended in a split decision draw in the early hours of Sunday. But the American has been mouthing that he should have been declared the winner.

One of the judges Alejandro Rochin of Mexico awarded the bout to Wilder 115-111 while another Robert Rapper from Canada scored the bout 114-110 in favour of Fury.

The third judge from the United Kingdom Phil Edwards scored the bout 113-133.

The draw means Wilder remains unbeaten in Los Angeles.

“With the two knockdowns I felt I won the fight,” Wilder said after the bout.

“We poured our hearts out tonight. We’re both warriors, but with those two drops I think I won the fight. I came out slow. I rushed my punches. I didn’t sit still. I was too hesitant. I started overthrowing the right hand and I just couldn’t adjust.”

He continues: “When you’re at each other…

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