Wilder, Fury fight to a draw

San Francisco Chronicle - Late Edition (Sunday) - - SPORTS -

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.

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