Deontay Wilder finally breaks his silence to congratulate Tyson Fury on his thrilling win
Deontay Wilder finally breaks his silence to congratulate Tyson Fury on his thrilling win and thanks the British heavyweight for the ‘great memories’ of the epic trilogy… American promises to fight on after showing he is a ‘true warrior and is a real king
- Deontay Wilder congratulated Tyson Fury for the first time since Saturday’s fight
- The 35-year-old was stopped in the 11th round after beating Fury . had knocked down twice
- There had been a lot of bad blood between the rival camps over their trilogy
Deontay Wilder has finally paid tribute to Tyson Fury in his first public statement since losing their WBC heavyweight title showdown in Las Vegas.
Fury came through a heart-pounding third match between the pair at the T-Mobile Arena, eventually delivering an 11th-round knockout of the American to end a fight that sent every man to the canvas.
Following the defeat, Wilder had initially refused to acknowledge his rival’s triumph, as he had no respect for the British heavyweight, with much anger among the rival camps over their trilogy.
Deontay Wilder congratulated Tyson Fury for the first time since Saturday’s thrilling encounter
However, Wilder has now accepted the outcome and vowed to return to the ring as a stronger person.
“Wow, what a fucking night!” Wilder wrote on social media.
“First of all, I want to thank God for being able to give the world another part of myself that is driven with passion and determination.
“I want to thank my team and my fans for staying by my side through this long process.
The 35-year-old was stopped in the 11th round after knocking Fury down twice in an epic fight
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed with the outcome, but after thinking about my journey, I now see that what God wanted me to experience is far greater than what I expected to happen.
“We didn’t win, but a wise man once said that the victories are in the lessons. I’ve learned that sometimes you have to lose to win.
“Although I wanted to win, I loved seeing the fans win even more. Hopefully I have proved that I am a true warrior and a true king in this sport.
There had been a lot of bad blood between the rival camps over their trilogy
“Hopefully we have proven that no matter how hard you are hit by trials and tribulations, you can always pick yourself up to live and fight again for what you believe in.
“Last but not least I want to congratulate @gypsyking101 on his win and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever.”
Fury responded to Wilder’s post by tweeting, “The greatest trilogy of all time.”
Following his win, Fury said he had left no doubt that he is the best heavyweight of the era, his record now standing at 31-0-1, with 22 KOs.