And when asked if he thought Joshua could have got up from the punches that knocked him down, Fury was steadfast in his response: "No way, no way, he can't move so he would never have got out of the way of Wilder".
"We are two great champions", he said. It was a great fight, so let's do it again. Then in the 12th, a Wilder right hand and left hook combination sent the 6-foot-9 Fury down again, hitting his head on the canvas.
In front of a 17,698-strong attendance, both fighters entertained from the opening bell when they both threw threatening punches and Wilder landed a hurtful right as they briefly fought toe-to-toe.
"I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight", said Wilder afterwards. That man is a fearsome puncher and I was able to avoid that.
"Wilder's got lightning fists and dynamite in his hands, he's a great fighter, I respect him a lot".
The champion began to fall short with jabs, and watched Fury comfortably take a left uppercut as he pursued the knockout while his left eye began to swell.More news: Tottenham wraps up preparations for Champions League game vs
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Fans want to see Joshua face either Wilder or Fury, but the demand for a rematch might be too hard to ignore. "I thought I won the fight". In the post-match conference Fury said a "holy hand" helped him get back on his feet and spoke of overcoming mental health issues and fighting back from suicide.
"In Warren opinion, if this fight took place at Wembley Stadium and not the Staples Center, "(Fury) would have won this fight".
The two big men combined to put on a spectacle for both the Staples Center crowd and a global audience watching on in their homes, though the judges did their best to spoil it with their confusing scorecards. It doesn't matter to me where we do it.
Deontay Wilder reflects on his fight with Tyson Fury, saying that he failed to make some adjustments, but still felt that he should have won the fight.
This truly is one of the most anticipated heavyweight title showdowns we've seen in quite some time, and below is all the information you need to catch the historic fight on Saturday. While Fury came out with heightened public perception of his abilities and standing in the game, Wilder's stock drops with this draw.
He's back: Tyson Fury beats the count and actually comes back at Deontay Wilder after his ninth round knockdown.
Fury's compatriot and promising fellow heavyweight Joe Joyce had earlier secured his seventh professional victory when he stopped Joe Hanks of America in two minutes and 25 seconds.