Tyson Fury showed a lot of heart to be able to survive two knockdowns from Deontay Wilder on Saturday night, but he still firmly believes he did enough to win the fight on points after making it to the final bell which resulted in a split draw.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the fight, Fury says he won’t put Wilder down for his performance, but he should’ve taken the WBC belt back to England with him.
“That man is a fearsome puncher, but I avoided his shots tonight. Listen, I’m not going to take anything from Wilder, he’s a great champion and a great man. I thank him for the opportunity. The world knows the truth. I thought I won the fight. I thought I should have took the belt home.”
Then, when specifically asked about the two knockdowns he suffered from Wilder, Fury responded:
“I was never going to be knocked out tonight. I got put down with some good shots. Showed good heart to get back up. I came here tonight and I fought my heart out.”
Fury followed that up by saying that he’s fully open to a rematch with Wilder but that for now he just wants to take some time to decompress, circling back to that idea in a little while.