One of the best heavyweight fights in recent memory ended in a split-decision draw last night (Sat., Dec. 1, 2018) live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., as WBC champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO) battled it out with Englishman Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KO) in an epic main event clash.
While Fury did a lot of good things in this fight, specifically his lead jab and ring control, Wilder ultimately landed the more powerful shots. “Bronze Bomber” not only scored a knockdown in the ninth round, but he absolutely leveled Fury in the twelfth and final frame with a two-punch combination that sent “Gypsy King” to the canvas. Fury seemed to be dead, but somehow got back to his feet and closed the round.
At the end of twelve, the judges ruled the Heavyweight main event title fight a split-decision draw, dishing out scores of 115-111, 114-110, and 113-113.
Check out the official scorecard above.
While we’ve seen big PPV boxing matches end in unnecessary draws in the past, this one probably deserved this decision. Wilder’s two knockdowns are certainly the most memorable aspect of the Heavyweight title fight, but Fury proved he’s capable of limiting “Bronze Bomber” and scoring his own offense.
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