Deontay Wilder has retained his WBC heavyweight title against Tyson Fury after two knockdowns awarded him a controversial split decision draw in Los Angeles.

Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury (27-0-1) in the ninth and 12th rounds yet Fury was outboxing Wilder for numeoru rounds of the remainder of their entertaining scrap at Staples Center on Saturday.

One judge scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, while another favored Wilder 115-111.

And the third judge scored it a 113-113 draw - as the knockdown by Wilder in the final round was the clincher.