Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder could be destined for an immediate rematch regardless of the outcome of their WBC heavyweight title fight. Wilder controlled the round until Fury landed a couple of shots in the final seconds to get the Brits excited.
"Irrespective of who won, it's one of those fights you want to see it again".
Wilder looked like he wanted to attack Fury's body early then went head hunting in the middle rounds without much success.
Both fighters endured 12 closely contested rounds, with Fury dropping to the ground and nearly being counted out in the final round.
"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch", he said.
"I would love it to be in London; if it's a good fight straight into a soccer stadium".
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It doesn't happen that often to be 100% honest, but it happened tonight and we were not calm enough. But it still feels a bit rubbish and now we have to use Anfield one more time.
In one of the most thrilling heavyweight contests of this millennium, the Briton was floored in the ninth round and dropped heavily in the final moments, setting up an incredible finish where the Mancunian had to survive the remaining two minutes.
"And he didn't want it for a reason, because Deontay Wilder is the most fearsome puncher in boxing history, in heavyweight division history, and I saw that and I felt it". I rushed my punches.
Wilder believed he had knocked Fury out. He came close, dropping Fury in the ninth round and again in the final round, but Fury showed the same kind of heart and will that helped him overcome the nightmare of the past three years since he won three major titles and the lineal championship three years ago this week in a monumental upset of Klitschko, the longtime champion. It doesn't matter to me where we do it.
With just two minutes left in the fight, Wilder buckled Fury's knees with a right hand and knocked him senseless with a flawless left on the way down. "I had a holy hand upon me tonight and brought me back".
Here, Press Association Sport revisits four of the fights that have helped the class rediscover its glamour. Wilder struggled to land a punch as Fury's constant movement kept the champion off balance. I just showed the world tonight, everyone suffering with mental health, that you can come back and it can be done. When you get two warriors you get a great fight. I think my emotions got the best of me and I don' think, I know, my emotions got the best of me just wanting to just really get him out of there.
Britain's Jason Welborn suffered defeat in pursuit of two light-middleweight world titles as reigning champion Jarrett Hurd secured a fourth-round stoppage in Los Angeles.