WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder(40-0-1 39kos) and Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury(27-0-1 19kos) battled to a controversial split draw on Showtime PPV in the states and BT Sport Box Office in the UK. The fight took place in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California December 1, 2018.
The fight was very closely fought but most ringside analysts thought Fury had done just enough to nick it despite being down in the 9th and 12th. In that final round Fury was on the end of a lethal Wilder right and looked to be motionless on the canvas but somehow did the impossible to to just beat the count rising at 9.
A split draw means the possibility of a rematch is most definitely on the horizon and now with perhaps both fighters feeling like they didn’t quite do enough to make a mark on the fight a rematch would certainly be welcomed by the public down the line.
On the undercard Jarrett Hurd 23 (16 KOs)-0-0 retains his WBA and IBF Super Welterweight titles with a fourth-round knockout of Jason Welborn 24 (7 KOs)- 7 (4 KOs)-0.
Earlier in the night on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION Adonis Stevenson’s five-and-a-half year reign as the WBC Light Heavyweight Champion of the World ended as Oleksandr Gvozdyk dethroned boxing’s longest reigning champion with a devastating 11th round knockout from Videotron Center in Quebec City. VIDEO: https://s.sho.com/2BMNZIx. Saturday’s one-fight telecast from Quebec City will replay on Monday, December 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME and will be available on SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and SHOWTIME on DEMAND®. The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION streamed live on SHOWTIME Sports social platforms and is archived on the SHO Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page.
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