Deontay Wilder retains his heavyweight title after his bout with Tyson Fury ends in a split draw. Both men remain unbeaten.
Wilder knocked Fury down twice and came close to knocking him out in the 12th round. Fury survived and outboard Wilder for most of the match.
Both men felt like they did enough to win and the rematch should be an entertaining one.
“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.”
Fury, who had much of a raucous crowd filled with British fans behind him, also thought he won.
“We’re on away soil. I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won that fight,” Fury said. “I’m being a total professional here. I went to Germany to fight [Wladimir] Klitschko, and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder. God bless America. The ‘Gypsy King’ has returned.
“That man is a fearsome puncher, and I was able to avoid that. The world knows I won the fight.”
Boxing has to do something about their judges. They can’t have two judges give a fight to someone and one guy call it a draw and it end up in a draw, especially when Wilder dropped Fury twice during the fight.