Fury Vs Wilder: Boxing Greats Split After Fight Declared A Draw

OK, take a deep breath, everyone.

After the months of build-up, hype, and angry words, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder did not disappoint.

The two warriors went at it in Los Angeles as hard as they could, and - in the end - couldn't be separated.

Fury probably boxed a bit better, but Wilder unleashed two stunning shots to send his opponent sprawling to the deck. That Fury managed to get up to beat the count is remarkable in itself.

Tyson Fury produced a miraculous recovery against Deontay Wilder. Credit: PA
Tyson Fury produced a miraculous recovery against Deontay Wilder. Credit: PA

Those two knockdowns must have swayed the judges' overall opinion, because the bout ended with a split decision draw being declared.

The three judges ruled 115 - 111 in favour of Wilder, 114 - 110 in favour of Fury, and one judge called 113 - 113. In the cold light of day, it will seem fair, but right now, opinion is as split as the scorecards.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder scorecards. Credit: Twitter
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder scorecards. Credit: Twitter

In fact, a load of people are saying that - despite being sat on his arse twice by Wilder, Fury won enough rounds and boxed well enough to get the victory.

It is notoriously hard to pick up a win as an away fighter in America. That sentiment was put forward by former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.

Lewis tweeted:

A load of people agree with him, too.

Undefeated former boxer Andre Ward tweeted:

Frank Bruno simply tweeted:

He then added:

Tell us how you really feel, Frank...

While it has to be said that Fury looked the more disappointed at the end, it could be said that he was lucky to make it that far. He was forced to show superhuman strength to pull himself from the canvas after all.

Not everyone thinks that Fury won the fight, by the way.

Former champ George Foreman tweeted:

It looks as if the debate about this fight is set to run and run, but the result is in the papers now, and the good news is we're likely to see a rematch.

If it's anything like the first fight, the draw will have been worth it.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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