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Tyson Fury fears Deontay Wilder will run from a heavyweight rematch

Tyson Fury appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday after his draw with Deontay Wilder
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Tyson Fury claims he had to quell a potential riot in the Staples Center on Saturday night after his heavyweight bout with Deontay Wilder ended in a controversial draw.

The Gypsy King believes he was denied the greatest comeback in boxing history as the fallout continued from events in Los Angeles.

Just 24 hours after the judges ruled there was nothing to separate the two rivals in the WBC title fight, Fury was appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

Tyson Fury appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday after his draw with Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday after his draw with Deontay Wilder

Fury's WBC heavyweight fight with Wilder ended in a controversial draw in Los Angeles 

Fury's WBC heavyweight fight with Wilder ended in a controversial draw in Los Angeles 

Fury’s WBC heavyweight fight with Wilder ended in a controversial draw in Los Angeles 

Admitting to being ‘absolutely devastated’, Fury talked of having to calm his brothers down in the aftermath of the split decision draw.

And he fears that Wilder will ‘get his running shoes out’ to avoid a potential rematch.

‘The feeling was catastrophic. When they said a draw I could not believe what I was hearing’, he admitted. 

‘I tried to calm my brothers down and the team down. The last thing I wanted was a massive brawl going in the crowd or massive riot, which could have happened if I wouldn’t have calmed the situation down.

Fury twice picked himself up off of the canvas during the showdown in Los Angeles

Fury twice picked himself up off of the canvas during the showdown in Los Angeles

Fury twice picked himself up off of the canvas during the showdown in Los Angeles

But the judges awarded a controversial split decision draw at the Staples Center on Saturday

But the judges awarded a controversial split decision draw at the Staples Center on Saturday

But the judges awarded a controversial split decision draw at the Staples Center on Saturday

Fury fears that Wilder will run away from a potential heavyweight title rematch

Fury fears that Wilder will run away from a potential heavyweight title rematch

Fury fears that Wilder will run away from a potential heavyweight title rematch

‘I got fair treatment but when you know you’ve worked hard and climbed off the canvas and everything twice, and battled back, I thought I’d definitely won. 

‘The only two rounds I’d lost were round nine and round 12, so even if they’re 10-8 rounds I’d still won 8-4.’

Fury refused to accuse the judges of ‘skullduggery’ and insisted he was not bitter about the result.

‘I can’t put into words how hard I’ve worked for this. We all know I’ve won, everybody who watched the fight knows I won, but history will look back at this and say it was a draw because nobody will remember the controversy.

Fury's head snapped back in the final round when Wilder caught him with a vicious left hand

Fury's head snapped back in the final round when Wilder caught him with a vicious left hand

Fury’s head snapped back in the final round when Wilder caught him with a vicious left hand

He was sent hurtling to the ground as Wilder looked to have secured a knockout victory

He was sent hurtling to the ground as Wilder looked to have secured a knockout victory

He was sent hurtling to the ground as Wilder looked to have secured a knockout victory

Fury believes the judges' decision denied him the greatest comeback in boxing history 

Fury believes the judges' decision denied him the greatest comeback in boxing history 

Fury believes the judges’ decision denied him the greatest comeback in boxing history 

‘They’ve denied me the greatest comeback in boxing history, which I’m not going to be bitter about but I’m disappointed.’

But he fears he may have now missed his chance to bring the WBC heavyweight back to Great Britain, believing Wilder may now try to avoid a rematch. 

‘I’ve got a funny feeling he’s going to get his running shoes out and stay away from me at all costs’, he said.

‘I worked really hard, I’ve done my best and I should have been rewarded with the decision. We’ve got to roll the dice again.

‘I wouldn’t like this to happen again. It’s happened to me, it’s happened to Lennox, it’s happened to so many great fighters of the past and it continues to happen throughout history.’

Fury goads Wilder as the pair's showdown was ruled a controversial draw by the judges

Fury goads Wilder as the pair's showdown was ruled a controversial draw by the judges

Fury goads Wilder as the pair’s showdown was ruled a controversial draw by the judges


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