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Deontay Wilder Draws with Tyson Fury after knocking down Fury in 9th and 12th round

Wilder downed Fury in the ninth round of their heavyweight contest at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He put him to the canvas in the 12th round too, before Fury heroically got back to his feet to fight on.

“He was down, flat on his back, it’s still difficult to understand how he rose to his feet after such a colossal shot,” pundit Mike Costello said.

Judges ruled Wilder vs Fury a draw.

Deontay Wilder therefore retained the WBC heavyweight title by split draw.

Here are the official scores. Alejandro Rochin of Mexico scores it 115-111 to Wilder. Robert Tapper of Canada has it 114-110. Phil Edwards of the United Kingdom scores it 113-113. It’s a split draw! Wilder retains the title on a draw. Let the inquest begin.

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