Deontay Wilder Finally Breaks Silence After Defeat To Tyson Fury
The American was knocked down on three occasions in a fight of the year contender. The bout was waved off immediately by referee Russell Mora after Wilder was heavily floored for a third and final time in the 11th round.
Following the defeat, Wilder initially refused to congratulate his rival’s triumph in the spirit of sportsmanship, saying he had no respect for the British heavyweight.
Wilder had to undergo precautionary tests in the hospital following the brutal fight, that left him bartered and bruised.
However, in a post via his Instagram page, Wilder congratulated Fury and thanked him for ‘the great historical memories that will last forever.’
In the message, the boxer stated that although he is unhappy that he lost the fight, he learnt some lessons from the loss.
Wow, what a hell of a night! I would like to first and foremost thank God for allowing me to give the world another part of me that’s driven with passion and determination. I would like to thank my team and my fans for sticking by my side through this long process. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed in the outcome but after reflecting on my journey, I now see that what God wanted me to experience is far greater than what I expected to happen.
We didn’t get the win but a wise man once said the victories are within the lessons. I’ve learned that sometimes you have to lose to win. Although, I wanted the win I enjoyed seeing the fans win even more. Hopefully, I proved that I am a true Warrior and a true King in this sport. Hopefully, WE proved that no matter how hard you get hit with trials and tribulations you can always pick yourself up to live and fight again for what you believe in. Last but not least I would like to congratulate @gypsyking101 for his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever. #BomZquad #TilThisDay. [sic]
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Fury replied to Wilder’s post by tweeting: ‘The greatest trilogy of all time.’
🤝 The greatest trilogy of all time. https://t.co/iTWfgU6BfE
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 14, 2021