Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s heavyweight title fight went down last night, and Wilder and Fury ended up with a split decision.
Wilder was playing it safe looking for the knockout while Fury went to work on him jab after jab. However, Wilder hit Fury with two knockdowns in the fight, with the knockdown in the 12th round looking like it was going to take his opponent out. Fury somehow managed to get up and finish the fight.
Thankfully, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder signed a rematch clause before the fight because yesterday’s heavyweight championship bout ending in a draw left Boxing fans wanting more. Both fighters staked their claim to the scorecards by playing to their strengths. Wider’s indomitable left-hand power dropped Tyson Fury on two different occasions, but the English challenger found a way to beat the 8-count each time.
Wilder and Errol Spence reveal what was going through their minds when @Tyson_Fury hit the canvas in the 12th. “I seen this man’s eyes roll to the back of his head”….”that’s some gypsy sh*t going on”. #WilderFury… pic.twitter.com/yemskv41td
— Gorilla Productions (@GPboxing) December 2, 2018
As a result of the outcome, celebrities react and hilarious Twitter memes describing the outrageous match explode online:
Man that was the funniest/craziest fight I’ve ever seen in my life. What the H-E-🏒🏒 just happened?!?!?!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 2, 2018
Tyson fury hit all the buttons a hundred times and got up
— Wale (@Wale) December 2, 2018
Rigged for Wilder vs Fury Part II pic.twitter.com/WRSo3RAJPW
— Brian Tran (@thalifeofbri) December 2, 2018
Viewers after the final bell but before the scorecards announced pic.twitter.com/cU7xRb3jDq
— Andrew Han (@andrewthehan) December 2, 2018
Tyson Fury was all like pic.twitter.com/S7q0n4zRxC
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) December 2, 2018
Leave the volume on
— ᴀʟɪ (@Ali_8k) December 2, 2018
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury walk away with their spotless records.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 2, 2018
Fury reached the final round with a slight advantage on the scorecards, by posing as the slicker boxer. But in the 12th, Deontay Wilder nearly went the distance, sending Wilder to the canvas for the second in a late push for the win. In the end, the fight was adjudged to be a split decision based on a nullifying 113-113 vote. ESPN scored the fight 114-122 for Deontay Wilder, who walked away with his tail tucked, and his belt around this waist.
“I think with the two knockdowns, I definitely won the fight,” Wilder said. “We poured our hearts out tonight. We’re both warriors, but with those two drops, I think I won the fight.”