Saturday's action-packed WBC heavyweight bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles saw the Bronze Bomber floor his rival twice during the fight - but Fury managed to rise form the canvas both times.
Fury won the WBA (super), WBO, IBF, IBO, Ring and lineal versions of the title in November 2015 when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf. An unknown WWE enthusiast even added The Undertaker's horror music theme to Tyson Fury's comeback clip.
"I thought I won the fight comfortably".
"We will be writing to the WBC, asking that they review this, look at what has gone on and order a rematch", he said. "I had a holy hand upon me tonight and brought me back". Boxing definitely won and Tyson Fury won the fight to me.
The only person Fury didn't have kind words for was unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), who failed to finalize a much-hyped bout against Wilder that would've crowned the first four-belt undisputed champion in heavyweight history.
"I'm not going to let the decision ruin what was a good fight".
Then, as promoter Frank Warren revealed that discussions for a rematch are already underway, Fury regained his diplomatic stance of the night before: 'I don't want to say any more which might take away from a great fight nor from Wilder as a true champion and fighting man. I wanted to show the world it's possible.
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Having shed 10 stone in preparation for the fight and shaken suicidal thoughts, the "Gypsy King" is now intent on helping others overcome their battles.
A punch to the top of Fury's head shockingly put him down in the ninth, but he bounced up quickly. I'm a boxer not a businessman and I'll probably go down the same route as every other boxer - skint at the end of it all.
- SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 2, 2018Two great champions. "I was on the brink of suicide, and I came back", he said.
Until Wilder's sensational final round knockdown, Fury appeared to be heading for what would have been a remarkable upset.
Manny Pacquiao, who has won world titles in eight weight classes, added on the social networking site: "Respect to Fury for sticking to his game plan and to Wilder for closing the gap with two huge knockdowns!"
"I hope I did you all proud after almost three years out of the ring", Fury continued.
"Listen 100 per cent we'll do the rematch, but we're going to go away, recalculate, see what's going to happen, get back together", he said.
A win for Wilder would have likely set up a blockbuster world heavyweight unification title bout next year against the 22-0 Briton, a fight the American has long sought.