Fury: “I May Never Have Got Up”
Tyson Fury admitted this week that the near knockout punch from WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder could have been the last thing he felt on this earth.
Speaking to SiriusXM about the devastating right hand that dropped the former unified world heavyweight champion in the final round of their controversial December draw, Fury claimed he may have lost consciousness.
“It didn’t hurt at all. I didn’t feel any pain so probably [I was] not [conscious],” Fury told SiriusXM. “I think when you get hit in certain areas in the head you lose your coordination, you lose everything. It just goes for a second or so. But when you come around you either get up and your legs are gone, or you get up and you’re okay like I was in that twelfth round.
“As easy as I got up, I may never have got up. That was the type of punch that sometimes people won’t wake up from. Especially hitting me with a right hand and as I was going down he hit me with a left hook as well.
“So that should have been concrete, good night Vienna,” Fury said of the punch. “But the Gypsy King rose like a phoenix from the ashes off the canvas to rally back from the twelfth and it was an epic round. We won Ring Magazine Round of the Year, so it must have been a good round.”
The two boxers are set for a rematch rumored for February, but first Fury must get past Otto Wallin in September, and Wilder has to contest with Luis Ortiz as they run back their classic 2018 showdown this October.
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