Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3: Wilder congratulates Fury in classy social media post

Well played, Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's third encounter last Saturday truly was a fight for the ages.

In one of the greatest heavyweight contests in boxing history, the Gypsy King further enhanced his status as a legend of the sport with a stunning knockout victory.

Fury finally finished the job in the 11th round of the fight courtesy of a savage right hand and that was the third time Wilder hit the canvas in Las Vegas.

The fact the Bronze Bomber lasted until the penultimate round of the fight after receiving so much punishment is quite something...

Fury himself was put down twice in the fourth, but the British icon pulled himself together incredibly quickly and proceeded to take control of the bout from then on.

It really was a classic and perhaps the only initial downside was the fact that Wilder appeared reluctant to act in a sporting manner following the conclusion of the epic fight, which we reported on HERE.

Fury with his belts

Thankfully, that's all changed now.

On Thursday evening, the man from the state of Alabama posted a very classy message on his official social media accounts in which he finally congratulated Fury on victory.

He also thanked the WBC world champion for the "great historical memories that will last forever".

Wilder's post in full reads: "Wow, what a hell of a night!"

"I would like to first and foremost thank God for allowing me to give the world another part of me that's driven with passion and determination.

"I would like to thank my team and my fans for sticking by my side through this long process.

"We didn't get the win but a wise man once said the victories are within the lessons. I've learned that sometimes you have to lose to win.

"Although, I wanted the win I enjoyed seeing the fans win even more. Hopefully, I proved that I am a true warrior and a true king in this sport.

"Hopefully, WE proved that no matter how hard you get hit with trials and tribulations you can always pick yourself up to live and fight again for what you believe in.

"Last but not least I would like to congratulate Tyson Fury for his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever."

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Well said, Deontay.

The American is a true warrior and we hope to see both him and Fury back in the four-cornered ring as soon as possible.

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