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Hopkins: Wilder Beat Fury - Will Knock Him Out in Rematch!

By Radio Rahim

Former unified two division champion Bernard Hopkins strongly believes that Deontay Wilder did more than enough to retain his WBC world title earlier this month, when he fought to a controversial twelve round split draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Wilder was the winner one scorecard, with a tally of 115-111. Fury came up the winner on another, with a score of 114-112. And the final card came down at 113-113. 

A rematch is already being planned for the first half of 2019, and the WBC is already on board to sanction the bout.

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Fury boxed very well in the fight and frustrated Wilder throughout the twelve rounds.

But Fury was also decked, twice. In the twelfth round it appeared the fight was over when Fury went down hard and appeared to be out cold. In what some saw as a miracle, Fury made it to his feet before the count of ten.

Hopkins felt the knockdowns secured the win for Wilder - and he expects the Bronze Bomber to close the show with a big knockout when the rematch takes place.

"Wilder won this fight. And I can easily say the two knockdowns secured it to me.... based on the rounds that went past those knockdowns. Wilder did lay back a little bit and Fury did throw some punches here and there but they were not effective. Wilder will stop him next time," Hopkins explained to BoxingScene.com.

"I think [Anthony] Joshua is the most fundamentally sound, the most athletic out of all the heavyweights out there. But Wilder, I believe he won the fight.... not by split, but unanimous [decision]. I think he done enough. I think he got the two knockdowns that gave him a huge lead. I think they [the judges] got it wrong, because I didn't see rounds that he lost that made it a draw."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sweet_Science2 on 12-21-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19374660]Sorry, still not tough enough. Maybe you'll get some heart from father Christmas to give you that extra oomph. But as it stands, it doesn't even touch the sides. Bookies, fool. This is where I go if I want to…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-21-2018

[QUOTE=Sweet_Science2;19369031]That's all I need [email protected] You're scared to bet and put money up like a true bytch. I pulled your hoe card pussie end of story. When you grow some nuts bet me. Checkmate [email protected][/QUOTE] Sorry, still not tough enough.…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 12-20-2018

[QUOTE=MeanestNiceGuy;19371552]Actually....Fury got dropped within the first 30-45 seconds of the final round. He had a good two minutes left and he made the most of it. I get what you're saying though...at least I'm starting to understand your views a…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 12-20-2018

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;19369677]gains control but doesnt stay from getting hit here and there.... again he was LOSING the fight for 2 whole minutes AND he got dropped.... how is it that ONE minute after getting dropped that would equate to him winning…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 12-19-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Pretty much all the talking heads in the sport agree he was exposed.... except for Bernard and a couple others. And Wilder knows well now that he is very limited. Why do you…

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