The pair engaged in one of boxing’s most memorable trilogies to date. The first fight ended in a draw but was marred by controversy, with many believing that Fury had done enough to win the fight.
However, a dramatic 12th-round knockdown secured Wilder a draw as the American watched Fury get up from his explosive right hand.
While that may have been the case, the American was outraged by Jack Reiss’ alleged slow count as the ‘Gypsy King’ got back to his feet.
The next two fights were victories for Fury, but not without their controversy. In the second fight, Wilder felt his 40-pound suit for his ring walk may have impacted his legs.
Not only that, but he did not hold back on his dissatisfaction with Fury’s gloves, with suggestions they may have been tampered with.
The third fight, though, provided the biggest drama. In a topsy-turvy bout, both Fury and Wilder hit the canvas two and three times, respectively.
And looking back, Fury acknowledges the tough test that the former WBC champion gave him.
“I think Wilder three – me and Deontay had a trilogy, three title fights together – I think the third one was probably the hardest fight of my career.
“We both went to war. We both came in with damaging intentions. He put me down twice, I put him down three times, and I ended up getting a knockout in round eleven.
“But I do believe it took a lot out of both fighters, for sure. Hell of a fight,” Fury