Tyson Fury somehow got up from a devastating Deontay Wilder combination with just under 40 seconds elapsed in the final round of their WBC world heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Fury had appeared to dominate the fight with his superior boxing skills - both BT Sport and Showtime had him well ahead of their cards - but he was the one who ended up on the deck twice in the fight. Wilder also knocked the Englishman down in the ninth.
In the 12th round, it looked as if Wilder needed a KO if he was going to retain his title. In this moment, it looked as if he had found it.
— SurbitonBC (@SURBTION_BOXING) December 2, 2018
The look on Wilder's face when Fury got up says it all.
The look on Wilders face when Fury got back up pic.twitter.com/bV58ax8xNV
— JAB (@justinab36) December 2, 2018
Thought Wilder had scored two knockdowns, it was still a major surprise to see the fight finish as a split draw. The judges scored it: 115-111 to Wilder, 114-112 to Fury and 113-113.
A rematch of what was a superb fight is definitely on the cards.