Wilder Admits He Was Not At His Best Against Fury
Deontay Wilder believes that even though he was not at his best against a game Tyson Fury, he “still managed to get the job done,” and believes he was the winner of their controversial draw on December 1st.
“It was an amazing fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this. The fight lived up to the hype more than ever. When you put the best against the best, exciting things happens. I take nothing away from this fight, but we won this fight,” Wilder stated.
“To beat the champion you must dominate the champ and to me I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches. You saw the best Fury, but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done.
While talking about his first ever Pay-Per-View main event, Wilder admitted that it affected him on fight night: “This event brought more pressure than I expected. I just wanted the best for boxing here in America and boxing in general – which lead me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan.
“Did the count start 3-4 seconds late or was the count too long is the question many are asking and debating about. The referee Jack Reiss is an amazing ref in which I’ve had the pleasure to work with on several occasions and he did a great job. Boxing and fans are the real winners. I can’t wait for Wilder-Fury 2 to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all.”
Initial Report: ESPN