- Tyson Fury ended his long saga with Deontay Wilder after a crushing knockout in the 11th round.
- Fury overtook Wilder in the third round, but himself was dropped twice in the fourth.
- “I am now the biggest heavyweight of my era, without a doubt,” Fury said.
Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder didn’t want to show “sportsmanship or respect” after him Defeated The American In His Third WBC Heavyweight Title Match.
The British star ended his long saga with Wilder after a crushing knockout in the 11th round to retain his WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas.
But Fury has accused Wilder of slurring his words of respect when he went to the American’s corner after the fight.
“I’m not going to make excuses, Wilder is a top fighter,” Fury said.
“He gave me a real run for my money tonight, and I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s second best.
“He has no love for me, Deontay Wilder, because you know why, because I beat him three times.
“I’m a player. I went to show him some love and respect and he didn’t want to give it back. That’s his problem.”
Revealing their verbal exchange, Fury told bt sport box office: “I just said nice and he said, ‘I don’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect.’ I said, ‘Never mind.’
“Very surprised. Loser, an idiot.
“To be a top fighting guy, you have to show guts and respect, and he couldn’t do that tonight, and that was it.”
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Fury overtook Wilder in the third round, but was dropped twice himself in the fourth, before falling again to the Alabama man in the 10th and then dramatically ending the fight.
“I have to say thank you to my trainer Sugarhill, because if it weren’t for Sugar, America’s own, Detroit’s own, I wouldn’t have fought that fight tonight,” Fury said.
“He told me. He said, ‘Take your jaw off the big dog, and throw that right hand in the middle. Only big dogs get it out late in a fight.’
“I said, ‘Yeah, I’ve got you,’ and I went and pulled it out of the bag.”
Fury preserved his 32-fight unbeaten record, cementing his position as the division’s dominant champion after Anthony Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO belts in a unanimous decision defeat by Oleksandr Usyak last month.
“I am now the biggest heavyweight of my era, without a doubt,” Fury said.
“No 1. Look what I’ve done.
“I’ve been to America in my last six fights and have fought the most devastating puncture in the history of our sport.
“Not once, not twice, but three times.”