Wilder, Fury fight to a draw
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a split draw Saturday night, with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury (27-0-1) in the ninth and 12th rounds, yet Fury outboxed Wilder for large portions of the remainder of the showdown.
Fury looked finished when Wilder put him on his back with two minutes left in the fight, but he rose and made it to the bell.
Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-110 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder 115-111. Judge Phil Edwards and the Associated Press both scored it a 113-113 draw, with Wilder’s knockdowns compensating for Fury’s superior technique.