Despite losing to Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder was hailed for displaying “guts, heart, and determination.”
Despite being knocked out by Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder has been hailed for his brave performance. In the 11th round of their historic trilogy fight, the Bronze Bomber was knocked out.
Despite losing to Tyson Fury in their historic trilogy title battle, Deontay Wilder has been commended for displaying “guts, heart, and determination.”
In what will go down as one of the greatest heavyweight boxing contests in history, the Bronze Bomber was knocked out in the 11th round by the Gypsy King.
Wilder took the battle to Fury’s body, hoping to use his aggression and power to hurt him.
This was a total 180 from the American’s previous two battles versus Fury, when he relied heavily on his powerful knockout punch.
As he grew tired, though, the WBC heavyweight champion found his rhythm and used his great mobility to escape Wilder’s punches.
The Brit began to come into his own in the second half of the fight, allowing Wilder to endure an onslaught from Fury.
Despite the abuse he took in the later rounds, Wilder fought on, knowing that all he needed was one powerful punch to turn the tide.
Fury, on the other hand, poured on the pressure and managed to land a hard shot in the penultimate round to knock out the former champion.
Wilder’s brave performance in a genuinely thrilling fight that saw five knockdowns overall was complimented by BBC Sport expert Steve Bunce.
“When he’s focused, he’s unstoppable.” Those were huge knockdowns when he fell down in the fourth. In the fifth, his eyes were glazed, but he managed to turn it around. They described him as “an exceptional individual.”
“The doctor walked up four times to look Wilder in the eyes and ask if he could go on, and Wilder pushed him away four times.
“It was a rollercoaster, and Wilder’s guts, heart, and passion were the reasons it made it to the 11th round.
“He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he is fearless and brave.”
In a dramatic back-and-forth trilogy bout, Fury, 33, came back from being knocked down twice in the fourth round to clinch a historic victory.
Wilder was knocked out in the third and tenth rounds, while Fury was knocked out twice. “Brinkwire News Summary.”