The Moment Tyson Fury Came Back From The Dead In Round 12

Tanya Cunningham
December 3, 2018

The 30-year-old still found cause for optimism after another impressive display at world title level, over three years after he took Wladimir Klitschko's world titles with a points win. "The world knows I won the fight", he stated in his post-fight interview.

"I thought I won the fight comfortably".

"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch", Fury said. I came back from suicide and mental depression and substance abuse.

"I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight", said Wilder (40-0-1), adding that he started slow and rushed his punches in a sub-par performance.

Lennox Lewis, former world heavyweight champion, said Fury was the clear victor of the bout, empathising with the "Gypsy King" as he referenced his own fight with Evander Holyfield that ended in a controversial draw back in 1999. Listen, I'm not going to take anything from Wilder, he's a great champion and a great man.

Fury added: "That man is a fearsome puncher, and I was able to avoid that".

Wilder also sent Fury to the floor in the ninth round with a right hand behind the ear and a short left hook.

"You can't take it with you, so I might as well do something with it and help out people who can't help themselves".

Unfortunately for Fury and his fans, however, this was not the case with the fight being deemed a controversial draw.

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And yet, out of nowhere, with almost 34 minutes of fighting in the tank, Fury was able to spring back to life like a man possessed, beating the count.

Promoter Frank Warren said: "I'd love the rematch".

In the champion's favour were the two knockdowns he managed against the challenger, which nonetheless should have been insufficient in helping him to a draw.

Fury had every reason to be unhappy at the judges' verdict.

With just two minutes left in the fight, Wilder buckled Fury's knees with a right hand and knocked him senseless with a flawless left on the way down. After Joshua-Wilder negotiations fell apart, the always opportunistic Fury sped up his comeback plans to call out Wilder and play spoiler on the division's best-laid plans.

Somehow the Brit answered the count and got back to his feet, even getting his own shots away as the two spent much of the final minute holding on. In his worst state, Fury was almost 400 pounds.

Here's hoping we get to see such a generous gesture put into action; it would be quite something if the money he earned as a result of his recovery ends up helping others back from the brink.

As several former heavyweights had predicted beforehand, the longer the fight went on, the more Fury looked in control.

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