Wilder: I Was Not at My Best and Still Won! Did Count Start Late?

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder "can't wait" to face Tyson Fury again after their controversial draw in Los Angeles.

Wilder scored two knockdowns, but he was unable to put Fury away in a bout where the feared puncher had a lot of trouble with Brit's movement and defense. The scores were 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 for the draw.

Wilder believed people saw the best Fury could deliver, but they hadn't seen Wilder at his finest, yet he "still managed to get the job done".

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Frank Warren, who promotes Fury, said he and the British Boxing Board of Control would write to the WBC demanding another bout. Warren has already started discussions to make the second bout happen following his complaint to the WBC over the scoring at the weekend.

Wilder believes that he was the clear winner of the bout.

"It was an amazing fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this. The fight lived up to the hype more than ever. When you put the best against the best, exciting things happens. I take nothing away from this fight, but we won this fight," Wilder stated.

"To beat the champion you must dominate the champ and to me I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches. You saw the best Fury, but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done.

"This event brought more pressure than I expected. I just wanted the best for boxing here in America and boxing in general - which lead me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan.

"Did the count start 3-4 seconds late or was the count too long is the question many are asking and debating about. The referee Jack Reiss is an amazing ref in which I've had the pleasure to work with on several occasions and he did a great job. Boxing and fans are the real winners. I can't wait for Wilder-Fury 2 to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hugh grant on 12-07-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19328305] Wilder was the aggressor and the smaller man.. 212 vs 260 with two inch height advantage.. smh.. stfu with this f uckery![/QUOTE] Wilder deserved to lose for making Tyson look like Willie pep in there [QUOTE=SenseJr;19327955]The count did start…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 12-07-2018

[QUOTE=chrisJS;19328329]Wilder was at his best. His best is just **** barring fluky Hail Mary right hands. Fury can make a legit case he wasn’t at his best given he barely just got back in the ring from 3 years out…

Comment by TonyGe on 12-05-2018

Just watched the fight for the first time. Got to the fifth round. I have Wilder winning the first round and the fifth round The second round was close I thought he edged it. So how the he did Fury…

Comment by Songbird on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19326790]I'm with you on this one. He should of just said it was close (which it was ONLY cuz of he knock downs).[/QUOTE] i had to look twice when i saw you agreeing with me p

Comment by Breno G on 12-05-2018

Ortiz would like to talk to you about extra time, Wilder. Shut up and accept your loss.

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