Tyson Fury ‘almost shattered his ankle’ in his bout with Deontay Wilder after knocking down his opponent.
Tyson Fury won a well-deserved trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder in the eleventh round.
Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder for the second time in his quest to become the world’s undisputed heavyweight champion – but things could have gone a lot differently if the ‘Gypsy King’ had not nearly broken his ankle early in the fight, as he claims.
In round four, Wilder rocked Fury a few of times, with his famous right-hand almost catching the Manchester-born boxer clean and knocking him out cold, but that never happened.
Fury gradually outboxed Wilder after that, knocking him down twice before ending the fight with a sweet succession of heavy-hitting blows in the eleventh round.
And with the win, Fury keeps all of his belts while also establishing that he is the best in the world.
However, the fight could have ended differently if Fury had fractured his ankle in round three, as he alleges he almost did.
After dominating Wilder in round three when he knocked him down, the 6ft 9in monster fell and nearly broke his ankle, thereby ending the fight.
“I nearly shattered my ankle when I hit him with an uppercut in the first (third) round and downed him,” Fury told iFL TV.
“I twisted my ankle, and my ankle hurts.”
“Tonight wasn’t my best night.” The ring wasn’t totally there two years later.
“But I did enough to win, and I showed heart and b****s like a lion once more.”
There was no doubt who would win after round five, and Fury believes the Wilder-Fury trilogy is over now that he has proven he was the clear winner.
“The tale of me and Wilder is over today, for good,” Fury declared in his post-fight press conference.
“For sure, it was a historic trilogy; it swung both ways, and both fighters had a chance to seize the moment.”
“It was only that I took the initiative, dug deeper, and had a stronger desire for it.” When it comes down to a fight like that, it’s all about who’s ready to press harder – and I wasn’t about to let it go to the scorecards.
“I was clearly aiming for a knockout.”
Following Anthony’s defeat, Fury may face Oleksandr Usyk in his next bout. “Brinkwire News Summary.”