Tyson Fury ended his main event hiatus with a draw against Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in the early hours of Sunday morning, and it has caused debate around the world.
With many ex-professionals, pundits and fans having scored the fight as a points victory for the Gypsy King, many where shocked when the official decision of a draw was delivered by the ring announcer at the end of the fight.
A photo of both Wilder and Fury’s expressions directly after the result was announced sums up most people’s feelings on the fight.
Deontay Wilder appears seemingly delighted to get away with a draw and hold onto his WBC strap, whilst the look on Tyson Fury’s face is one of absolute disbelief and anger at the decision.
Despite being knocked down to the canvas twice by Wilder, the Gypsy King managed to get back to his feet on both occasions to continue the fight to the end, with many still scoring Fury the winner, and new WBC champion.
Unfortunately for Fury and his fans, however, this was not the case with the fight being deemed a controversial draw.
Deontay Wilder looked delighted with the decision as the referee held both fighters hands aloft in the air, maybe a clear sign that he knew he had rode his luck at times and simply couldn’t finish Tyson Fury off.
The Bronze Bomber maybe knew he was lucky to have come out of the fight still clinging onto his WBC heavyweight championship, after being under the cosh for most of the fight.
Tyson Fury, on the other hand, looks absolutely deflated as he was told despite dominating and giving Wilder a boxing masterclass, it still wasn’t enough for him to wrestle the title away on his main event return.
The photo of the fighters' reaction sums up the feeling of boxing fans around the world, most of whom are up in arms with a draw decision in such a big fight.
A rematch will now surely be on the cards to settle the debate once and for all, with both camps confirming they will look at reaching an agreement in the New Year.