Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder both got the first blemish on their record on Saturday night in the form of a draw in their world heavyweight championship bout in Los Angeles, but Fury is taking an even approach to the result.
“I’m not going to take anything from Deontay Wilder, ‘The Bronze Bomber,’ WBC champion of the world. Great fighter,” Fury said. “We can only do our best in that ring. No matter what anybody says, Deontay Wilder is a hell of a champion. He showed great heart tonight. I’m not the easiest man in the world to hit, but he kept coming all night.”
Fury (27-0-1, 19 KO) came off the canvas twice, including a brutal 12th round knockdown that looked like it had ended the fight, only for the lineal champion to rise from the canvas and fight on.
“It was what it was. I enjoyed every second of it. I’m not going to sit here and complain or scream robbery,” Fury continued. “I thought I won the fight. I’ll leave the audience to decide what they thought.
“Two men tried their hardest tonight, tried our guts out, trained for 10 weeks away from our families, put the sacrifices in. We both came in great shape, very fit, and it showed. I hope everybody enjoyed it as much as we did. I’m sure we’re going to put on a great show in the second fight.”