WBC challenger, Deontay Wilder admitted that he was not good enough to take the title from the holder, Tyson Fury.
He stated this after being knocked out by the British boxer in the 11th round of the trilogy fight at Las Vega on Sunday morning.
Wilder was taken to hospital as a precaution after the fight. He had suffered a cut in the ear during the fight which he also fell Fury in the 4th round. The American, who has now recorded two losses in his career confessed he “wasn’t good enough” on the night.
“I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277lbs to be a ballet dancer.
“He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.”
Both fighters weighed in at the heaviest in their careers and, although Fury had 39lbs on his opponent. On his part, the Morecambe fighter said he believed Wilder, at 17st, was too heavy.
“It was a great fight. I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money.
“I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second-best. Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.”
Fury added that before he starts thinking of his likely next opponent, he will bask in this victory.
“This was one of my greatest wins. I got off the floor to do it. I am the big dog in the division. There were some shaky moments in there but I never lost faith,” he told BBC Sport.
“I continued on and persevered and got that single punch knock out. As soon as I landed it I jumped on the ropes. I knew he was not getting back up from that.
“It was a great trilogy and you need a good dance partner for trilogies and he has been a good dance partner but there is no rematch clause, it is done. Wilder is done. There is no more Deontay Wilder.
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