A punch to the top of Fury's head shockingly put him down in the ninth, but he bounced up quickly. Two heavyweights, we're both - I had a great dance partner.
"I hope I did you all proud after almost three years out of the ring". I was living like a rock star.
"I fought back from suicide and mental health and depression and anxiety and I wanted more than anything tonight to show the world that it can be done", he said.
'Anything is possible with the right mindset'. Judge Phil Edwards and The Associated Press both scored it a 113-113 draw, with Wilder's knockdowns compensating for Fury's superior technique. I promise you.' I said, 'I am the fighting man and I'll step up and represent my country.' And tonight I did that.
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Fury's personal story was well-documented as he ballooned upwards of 400 pounds, fell into addiction of alcohol and drugs and almost succumbed to a dark depression in which he was resigned to killing himself through excess in order to numb the pain. During his post-fight news conference, when addressing the 12th-round knockdown in greater detail, he reminded people that he's been in more dire situations.
The 6-feet-7, 212½-pound Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) nailed the elusive Englishman twice, however, and floored Fury once apiece in the ninth and 12th rounds.
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Fury thought he won the fight all the same.
"I think so, yeah. It can be done", Fury said.
He said on Sportsweek: "When you are at a boxing event only three people can be the judges because they are fully concentrated in the actions". I had to get back up.
Fury had every reason to be unhappy at the judges' verdict.
Speaking after the fight, a bruised Fury made an impassioned speech into the camera that will no doubt motivate countless viewers to keep battling their own demons.
Despite there being no undisputed victor, both men gave proper respect following the fight, considering themselves the two best heavyweights in the world while also taunting Antony Joshua.
Fury's jab did a lot of damage and kept Wilder at bay. "We're both warriors but with those two drops I think I won the fight", he said in the ring after the fight. "He can't move like me, he'd have been nailed!" Wilder then went on the chase, and the referee appeared to be close to stopping the fight, but Fury fired back in the final minute of the fight. Three years later, the impossible almost happened again. Wilder's got lightning fists and he has dynamite in his hands.