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The Bronze Bomber maybe knew he was lucky to have come out of the fight still clinging onto his WBC heavyweight championship, after being under the cosh for most of the fight. I showed good heart to get up. "The respect was mutual".

Furyshowed remarkable determination to get up from a vicious right hand-left hook combination in the final round, where he lay motionless for a few seconds before rising to his feet.

Supporters felt Fury had done enough to win the bout, outboxing the reigning champion despite being knocked to the canvas twice. "I had a holy hand upon me tonight and brought me back".

- SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 2, 2018Two great champions. Two heavyweights, we're both - I had a great dance partner. "I did it for you guys".

The 30-year-old excelled throughout, impressively recovering from two knockdowns - the second remarkably heavy - but was harshly made the victor with only one of the three ringside judges after scores of 115-111 (in Wilder's favour), 112-114, and 113-113.

Wilder managed to turn things up and fire back in the seventh round, as a couple of flurries forced Fury's back to the ropes and would've put him in more danger if not for clinching. "Fury's stock went up!" "You know the truth, everybody knows I won the fight and if I can come back from where I've come from, then you can do it too". I promise you.' I said, 'I am the fighting man and I'll step up and represent my country.' And tonight I did that.

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"I sit here and I say I was on the brink of suicide, I mean suicide", Fury said.

Especially the Mexican-American for his wide card of 115-111 in favour of the defending WBC champion. After Joshua-Wilder negotiations fell apart, the always opportunistic Fury sped up his comeback plans to call out Wilder and play spoiler on the division's best-laid plans.

Fury was elusive and creative in the seventh and eighth rounds, and Wilder appeared to be out of answers.

Fury counter-punched his way through the fifth round, though most of the shots he threw upstairs were blocked by Wilder.

"I thought I won the fight".

Fury's personal story was well-documented as he ballooned upwards of 400 pounds, fell into addiction of alcohol and drugs and almost succumbed to a dark depression in which he was resigned to killing himself through excess in order to numb the pain. Everyone from Chadwick Boseman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Shaquille O'Neal to boxing stars Gennady Golovkin and Mikey Garcia gathered for the marquee heavyweight bout. Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) overcame early trouble and floored the English challenger with one devastating right to the body.


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