CAIRO, Dec.2 (SEE)- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to an incredible and controversial draw. As a result of the decision, Wilder retained his WBC title in his second title defense since his come back.
In his first bout of significance since he shocked the world by upsetting Wladimir Klitchiko to win the heavyweight championship in 2015, Fury survived a pair of hellacious knockdowns including one in Round 12 and appeared to outclass WBC champion Wilder before settling for a split draw in front of 17,698 fans at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
This was the first heavyweight title pay-per-view bout in the United States since 2002 saw both fighters combine for a modern classic that was overflowing with tension and drama. One judge had it considerably wide at 115-111 for Wilder while the second had it 114-112 for Fury. The final scorecard was 113-113. CBS Sports scored it 115-111 for Fury.
After the match, both fighters embraced in a great show of respect, while directly avoiding questions about a possible rematch between them.