Tyson Fury stuns fans with comeback from brutal knockdownDecember 2, 2018
‘He got knocked out and rose like the Undertaker!’: Fans stunned at Fury’s return from brutal knockdown as experts complain about split decision draw in controversial Los Angeles fight
- Tyson Fury was denied victory over Deontay Wilder by the Los Angeles judges
- The Gypsy King twice picked himself up from the canvas in Saturday’s fight
- Wilder knocked his opponent onto the ground in the 9th and 12th rounds
Fans reacted angrily as Tyson Fury’s showdown with Deontay Wilder on Saturday night was judged a split decision draw.
But Fury’s powers of recovery were lauded on social media, with many users comparing him to WWE legend The Undertaker as he hauled himself off the canvas in stunning fashion in the ninth and 12th rounds.
Frank Bruno led the angry responses, calling the split decision draw ‘daylight robbery’.
Tyson Fury’s clash with Deontay Wilder ended in a controversial draw on Saturday night
Lennox Lewis believes the result shows how hard it is for British fighers in America.
‘This #WilderFury judging takes me back to my first fight with @holyfield Just goes to show how hard it is for a Brit to come to America and take someone’s belt even tho that’s what we clearly saw.
‘Big up to @Tyson_Fury who never ceases to amaze me. Hold ur head high!’, he tweeted.
Manny Pacquiao praised both fighters as he eagerly awaited a rematch: ‘Respect to Fury for sticking to his game plan and to Wilder for closing the gap with two huge knockdowns! Can’t wait to see the rematch’.
George Foreman hailed the fight, and believes the end result was fair: ‘Wilder brought the fight all night. Fury did a great job ‘ShowTime’; but he didn’t Win tonight. Stop indoctrinating. We see what see.’
Wilder looked to have won the fight when he floored Fury with a strong punch in the 12th round.
Fury appeared to be out for the count before suddenly regaining his sense and climbing back to his feet.
His recovery caused Terence Crawford to tweet: ‘He got knocked out and got up like the undertaker’.
Another user tweeted: ‘HE PULLED THE UNDERTAKER’, in reference to the famous move made by the WWE star.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren praised his fighter, and reiterated their belief that he had won the bout: ‘After overcoming mental health issues, depression and nearly 3 years out of the ring, we believe @Tyson_Fury overcome @BronzeBomber tonight too.
‘It sounds like a lot of you agree. WE WANT THE REMATCH!’
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