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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to an incredible draw in their heavyweight title bout in Los Angeles on Saturday night, despite many observers believing the Briton had outboxed the WBC champion.

Tyson Fury covered himself in glory with a draw against WBC champion Deontay Wilder after three years away from top-level competition battling and overcoming depression, and dedicated his performance to other sufferers. "Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet".

Tyson Fury continued, adding that his visit to Los Angeles, where homelessness is so prevalent, reinforced his plan to donate the majority of his purse. "We poured our hearts out tonight".

"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch".

Fury's struggle with alcohol and cocaine dependency, a problem which escalated to regular daily intake, has been well documented, fighting demons that plagued his reign as heavyweight champion after defeating Wladimir Klitschko over 12 rounds in Germany in 2015 to claim the lineal championship.

"When I go home I'm going to build some homes for the homeless and set up some funds for drug addicts and alcoholics", he said.

During the twelfth and final round between long-out-of-the-game Tyson Fury and now undefeated Deontay Wilder, Fury was dealt a vicious combination of blows, culminating in a hook that initially seemed to knock him out cold.

Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports, which promotes Joshua, stayed up to watch the fight from England and told ESPN.com via email: "I had Fury winning the fight as most did".




That's when both hulking men heard a verdict that didn't satisfy them, but almost guaranteed a rematch of this exciting showdown. "I don't really have much use for it, I'm not interested in becoming a millionaire or a billionaire.

It was what it was", Fury said.

Late in the round, Fury threw his hands in the air and wagged his tongue, imploring Wilder to come at him.

"I'll be more patient in throwing punches", said the 33-year old Wilder, who at times was made to look downright amateurish by Fury.

Wilder looked like he wanted to attack Fury's body early then went head hunting in the middle rounds without much success.

What began as a fight between respectful fighters however, has descended into a war of words - whether being of the opinion or not that the bout is being hyped for a worldwide television audience - as egos have flown.

The punch wasn't the biggest of the fight, but Fury was stunned - and he responded by getting up and raising his aggression in an exciting round.

How Fury was able to recover drew an awed response from anyone who witnessed.


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