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Boxer Tyson Fury Draws Comparison To The Undertaker In Knockdown Comeback

"It was what it was", Fury said. It was hard to be overly critical of Englishman Phil Edwards' verdict of a 113-113 draw either, but Mexico's Alejandro Rochin's ruling of a 115-111 win to Wilder was a shocker in most people's eyes.

Despite his view of the decision he indicated that a rematch could well be in Las Vegas rather a football ground in England by saying: 'I would have no problem coming back here. He has a great right hand but he wasn't able to put it to bed until the last couple of rounds. And I just wanna say, Deontay Wilder, he can definitely fight and he's definitely a showman.

Former world champion Fury (27-0-1), in just his third bout since a two-and-a-half year absence from the sport following mental health issues and a failed drug test, was convinced he should have walked away with the title. I went to Germany to fight [Wladimir] Klitschko, and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder.

Many believed Fury won the fight, although Wilder knocked his opponent down twice. "I had to get up and show that you can continue, that you can carry on and anything is possible".

"When you get two warriors, you get a great fight", Wilder said.

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.

Fury's incredible recovery inspired multiple references to The Undertaker, the WWE icon who also dramatically got up from a coffin and after a knockdown. But in the 12th, Deontay Wilder almost went the distance, sending Wilder to the canvas for the second in a late push for the win.

"I see it in boxing, they get up after a few seconds and the legs are gone". Wilder's got lightning fists and he has dynamite in his hands. He did say in the changing room before the fight, "If anyone goes down I will give you chance to prove you're okay". Fury used his twitchy movement and near-constant feints to disrupt the rhythm of Wilder, whose trademark looping punches rarely found their mark.

Manny Pacquiao, who has won world titles in eight weight classes, added on the social networking site: "Respect to Fury for sticking to his game plan and to Wilder for closing the gap with two huge knockdowns!"

Fury's personal story was well-documented as he ballooned upwards of 400 pounds, fell into addiction of alcohol and drugs and almost succumbed to a dark depression in which he was resigned to killing himself through excess in order to numb the pain. It was Fury, after all, who started the current heavyweight renaissance by doing the impossible in 2015 to end Klitschko's monotonous lineal reign.

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