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Deontay Wilder's reaction after Tyson Fury rose from 12th-round knockdown is priceless

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury may do it all over again after their heavyweight contest in Los Angeles finished in a split-decision draw.

Fury outboxed the American for much of the contest but was knocked down twice, in the ninth and 12th rounds.

The Gypsy King rose to his feet on both occasions but the knockdowns had a clear impact on the judges scorecards.

Still, many within the sport felt that Fury had done enough to claim the WBC heavyweight belt.

“The best HW I’ve seen with my eyes #Robbery,” Billy Joe Saunders tweeted.

Fury will have earned the respect of many boxing fans around the world - particularly in the United States - following this display.

How he got up in the final round after being floored by Wilder is anyone’s guess.

Wilder's reaction when Fury got up

Wilder landed a brutal left-hand blow that left Fury motionless on the canvas for a few seconds.

It would have been enough to knock many out cold.

But somehow, Fury rose to his feet and didn’t even appear dazed.

Wilder clearly thought that was it. He started to shimmy as he sensed the win.

His reaction after noticing Fury getting up is just priceless.

That’s the look of a man who can’t believe what he’s seen.

Here's another look that shows Wilder's celebration.

Boxing fans quickly set to work creating an Undertaker-edition of Fury rising from the dead.

Indeed, Wilder’s camp were on their way into the ring after the knockdown, according to the Daily Telegraph’s Paul Hayward.

"I was definitely surprised he got up,” Wilder said afterwards, via the Telegraph.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

It was a truly unbelievable effort from Fury.

Many doubted that he could cope with Wilder and, even though the American’s power sent him to the canvas, he was clearly the better fighter.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren now wants to see a rematch happen in the United Kingdom.

“It’s got to happen,” Warren said, per the Telegraph.

Fury surely deserves the chance to compete for the belt in front of his home crowd now.

Topics:
Frank Warren
Billy Joe Saunders
Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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