Boxing news; Deontay Wilder Releases First Official Statement After Loss To Tyson Fury; congratulates ‘The Gypsy King’
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Deontay Wilder finally broke his silence after his devastating loss to Tyson Fury.
The 35-year-old noted that although he was disappointed with the outcome of the fight, he found comfort in giving fans what they expected from the long-awaited fight in the trilogy.
Wilder and Fury shared the boxing ring for the third time last Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was knocked out by ‘The Gypsy King’ in the eleventh round of their entertaining battle.
Using Instagram to address his loss, Wilder supported his team and fans by standing by his side. He also didn’t stop congratulating Fury on his 31st win in professional boxing. He made sure to thank the Englishman for the “great historical memories” forged from his trio of fights.
Read Deontay Wilder’s full statement below:
“Wow what a hell of a night! I would like first of all to thank God for allowing me to give the world another part of me that is driven with passion and determination. I would like to thank my team and my fans for staying I would be lying if I said no I was disappointed with the result, but after reflecting on my journey, I now see that what God wanted me to experience is much greater than what He expected to happen. We did not get the victory, but a sage once said that victories are within the lessons. I learned that sometimes you have to lose to win. Even though I wanted victory, I enjoyed watching the fans win even more. Hopefully, I proved that I am a true Warrior and a true King in this sport. Hopefully WE proved that I am not No matter how much trials and tribulations hit you, you can always rise up to live and fight again for what you believe in. Last but not least, I would like to congratulate @ gypsyking101 on their victory and th Gra cies for the great historical memories that will last forever. “
At the end of their trilogy fight, Fury approached Wilder for a friendly exchange. The former WBC heavyweight champion, however, was not interested in “showing sportsmanship,” according to Fury.
What’s next for Deontay Wilder?
Deontay Wilder was rushed to the hospital immediately after being knocked out by Tyson Fury. Coach Malik Scott told ES News that Wilder did not suffer any major injuries, but did hurt his knuckles.
Speaking about Deontay Wilder’s return, Scott made it clear that ‘The Bronze Bomber’ wants to take a break from boxing. He added that Wilder didn’t get enough rest after his first fight with Fury and will make sure he makes a full recovery now before returning to the sport.
See Malik Scott’s full interview with ES News below:
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