Deontay Wilder Ranks Tyson Fury Draw As One Of His Top 3 KOs
Deontay Wilder (42-2-1) has fought some memorable fights and won some amazing encounters throughout his career. However, he has included the draw against Tyson Fury as one of his top three knockouts.
After that fight, many experts believed that the American was fortunate to keep his unbeaten record intact in his first fight against the Brit. During that fight, the 36-year-old landed two knockouts but at times was overwhelmed by Fury’s sublime punches and movement.
The second knockdown brought a lot of controversy as Wilder believed that the referee counted very slowly to keep Fury in the fight.
“The best knockdowns of my career? It is difficult to choose because there are so many. It is nice to have options when it comes to these questions,” Wilder told Marcus Watson on Instagram Live.
“However, I will pick three fights. Bermane Stiverne II, Artur Szpilka, and the 12th round knockout of Tyson Fury. I won that fight without a question. I knocked him out. The referee gave him favors because that was the kind of fighter I was up against.” Wilder added.
“There was a lot on the line during that fight. The crowd had a role to play and we both redlined our game. However, I didn’t just knock him out, I saw him struggling physically during the fight,” Wilder concluded.