Tyson Fury Comments on Fighting Through Two Knockdowns in Thrilling Win Over Deontay Wilder
By FCF Staff
Although Tyson Fury was sent to the canvas two times by Deontay Wilder on Saturday, ‘The Gypsy King’ says he knew the fight wasn’t over.
Fury knocked Wilder down in the third round of the heavyweight championship fight. But, in round four, Wilder put Fury down two different times. The British star managed to get back to his feet, however, and Fury went on to stop Wilder in the eleventh round.
After the thrilling fight, Fury acknowledged Wilder’s ferocious power. But, Fury also claimed he knew he was okay (quotes via MMA Fighting).
“You mess with fire long enough, you’ll get burned,” Fury said. “I’ve had three fights with the biggest puncher in the history of my sport in my division and he caught me. He caught me twice in the fourth round, but I was never thinking, ‘Aw, this is over.’ I was thinking, ‘Okay, good shot, but I will get you back in a minute.’ And I did. I was very conscious, saw the ref go ‘three, four’ and I was always there, you know? He shook me, he put me down, and that’s boxing.
“It’s life as well. It’s not about how many times you get put down or how many times you lose or win, it’s about how you can come back and keep getting back up and keep moving forward, like Rocky said. You’ve got to keep moving forward in a positive manner and keep fighting. Not just in a boxing fight, but in life in general because nothing’s ever gonna be easy. If you want something that’s very hard to get, you’ve got to sacrifice and dedicate and keep pushing no matter what and never let anybody tell you you can’t because tonight again, time and time again I show that it’s very possible to achieve anything you ever wanted as long as you believe it in here.”
— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) October 10, 2021
The 33-year-old Fury (31-0-1) also stopped Wilder in their 2020 rematch, which was booked on account of their 2018, draw.
Wilder, who is 35 year’s old, now carries a record of 42-2-1.