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Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury.

Fan footage of Deontay Wilder knocking down Tyson Fury in the 12th round

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury's epic battle in Los Angeles will go down in heavyweight history.

The two superstars produced a classic bout in the Staples Center, with the judges scoring the fight as a draw by split decision.

Fury was knocked down twice by Wilder, but appeared to win pretty much every round with his slick movement and brilliant jab.

The iconic moment of the fight was Wilder's brutal left hook which pretty much knocked Fury out cold in the 12th round.

Amazingly, the Gypsy King defied all odds and somehow made it back to his feet before the referee's count.

And fan footage posted on Twitter shows exactly what Wilder did as soon as he knocked Fury to the canvas.

The Bronze Bomber turned to the crowd and did a 'throat-slit' gesture, before doing a little dance.

You can watch the stunning footage below, courtesy of @EditinKing.

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https://twitter.com/EditinKing/status/1069319925767028736

The sheer ecstasy in Wilder's celebrations makes Fury's miraculous recovery look even more staggering.

Fury even managed to win the rest of the round, landing some brilliant shots before the final bell.

For some reason, his actions were not enough to convince judge Alejandro Rochin, who somehow had the fight 115-111 in Wilder's favour.

"I don't know what he was watching," Fury said about Rochin's scorecard, per BBC. "It's stuff like this that gives boxing a bad name.

Fury taunts Wilder

"All the media will report bad stuff. Everyone in boxing saying a bad thing, time and again we see it.

"The world knows who the real WBC champion is. Wilder had a gift decision in his own country. He must be thanking his lucky stars he still has the green and gold belt as that belt belongs to me."

We now wait to see whether a rematch will be sorted by the two camps.

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