Opinion | Dec 02 2018

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fight to controversial draw

Why Tyson Fury deserved better against Deontay Wilder - we report from ringside
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - WBC World Heavyweight Title  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

DEONTAY WILDER retained his WBC heavyweight title via highly contentious draw with Tyson Fury.

Tyson Fury looked like the boss for much of the fight, making a mockery of those who felt this contest had come too soon into his comeback. In the early going, he jabbed well, moved his head superbly and make Deontay Wilder – one of the most feared fighters in the sport – look ordinary for long periods.

But it was that punching power that allowed the American to salvage a drawn verdict on the cards. He dropped Fury in the ninth, but by the start of the 12th the challenger was three minutes away from a famous victory.