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Tyson Fury reacts to Deontay Wilder’s statement

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By William Lloyd: Tyson Fury reacted with class to Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder’s statement on social media on Thursday in his first words since his loss last Saturday night in Las Vegas.

It’s good that former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) finally said something to the boxing public after his loss because there’s been a lot of negative feedback over him choosing not to be a good sport after the fight when Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) attempted to speak to him.

Wow, what a hell of a night. I would like to congratulate @gypsyking101 for his victory for the great historical memories that will last a lifetime,” said Deontay Wilder on Twitter.

Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel says he’s going to having hand surgery next week to repair a broken bone in his right hand from his 11th round knockout loss last Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Finkel says Wilder’s injury occurred around the sixth round. Earlier in the fight, Wilder was stunned in the third round from a big shot from Fury. Finkel says that punch took away Wilder’s legs, causing him to look unsteady on his feet.

Although Wilder was still able to generate power occasionally, he wasn’t the same after the third.

Fury dropped Wilder three times in the fight, once in the third, tenth, and eleventh round. Wilder knocked Fury down twice in the fourth round and came close to stopping him.

There’s been a bit much talk from boxing fans about the slow count that Fury was given by referee Russell Mora on the second knockdown.

It’s believed that Fury was on the canvas for 11 seconds before he got up and should have been counted out by the referee.

If Wilder can come back from his loss next year, many boxing fans would be interested in seeing a fourth fight with Fury. That would be a real treat for fans that liked what they saw from their trilogy match last Saturday.

Image: Tyson Fury reacts to Deontay Wilder's statement

There will be a lot of interest from people in seeing who Wilder fights next in April or May. Already, there’s speculation that Wilder could face former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

‘The Destroyer’ Ruiz Jr. is trying to work his way back into another title shot, and he needs a win over a big name to put him in a position to challenge one of the champions.

Wilder vs. Ruiz Jr. would be a substantial PPV-worthy fight for Showtime, and it would bring in a lot of buys.

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