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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury Ends in Controversial Scorecards – Post Quotes

WILDER:

“I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight.  We poured our hearts out tonight.  We’re both warriors, but with those two drops, I think I won the fight.  I came out slow. I rushed my punches. I didn’t sit still.  I was too hesitant.  I started overthrowing the right hand and I just couldn’t adjust.

“When you’re at each other and you have a great fight, we give each other all we’ve got.  At the end of the fight that’s what it’s all about.  He just told me great fight, he loves, and thank you for the opportunity.  We’re the best in the world.  The respect was mutual.

“I was rushing my punches.  That’s something I usually don’t do.  I couldn’t’ let it go tonight. I was forcing my punches too much instead of sitting back being patient and waiting for it.  I really wanted to get him out of there give the fans what they want to see.

“I didn’t feel no pressure at all.  When I rush my punches like that I’m never accurate.  The rematch I guarantee I’m going to get him.

“I would love for it to be my next fight (on the rematch).  Why not?  Let’s give the fans what they want to see.  It was a great fight and let’s do it again.  It doesn’t matter to me where we do it.

“We’re the two best in the world and we proved it tonight.  When you get two warriors you get a great fight.  That’s what we proved tonight and I’m ready to do it again.”

FURY:

“We’re on away soil, I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won that fight.  I’m being a total professional here.  I went to Germany to fight Klitschko and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder. God bless America.  The ‘Gypsy King’ has returned.

“I’m what you call a pro athlete that loves to box.  I don’t know anyone on the planet that can move like that.  That man is a fearsome puncher and I was able to avoid that.  The world knows I won the fight.

“I hope I did you all proud after nearly three years out of the ring.  I was never going to be knocked down tonight.  I showed good heart to get up. I came here tonight and I fought my heart out.

“I’ve been away from me family for 10 weeks.  I’m just going to spend some time with my family.  Well deserved.

“One hundred percent we’ll do the rematch.  We are two great champions.  Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet.”