Tyson Fury, following his Saturday night, December 1, boxing match against Deontay Wilder that ended in a draw, has said that he would donate his $10 million fight purse to help the poor and build houses for homeless people. And I come in here, I said to Deontay, I'm sorry for what happened here, but you offer me the fight, I will not turn it down, I promise you. Because there were about 10,000 travellers, Brits, that came from around the world (to attend the fight).
"Every time a lineal champion has come back from years out of the ring he has been destroyed", Fury said. But I got up.
"Everybody out there, who has the same problems, I did that for you guys".
The decision was highly controversial as the majority of people thought that Fury got it done with 115-111 on the scorecards.
With just two minutes left in the fight, Wilder buckled Fury's knees with a right hand and knocked him senseless with a ideal left on the way down.
"At the end of the day that [a rematch] is down to Tyson, but from my perspective I'd love the rematch", he said.
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.
Even though Wilder made a throat-slashing gesture and mouthed "It's over", Fury beat the count and went back to work. And I got wet.
Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder 115-111. He also didn't do anything to dissuade the idea that he's still the best heavyweight in the world.
"That man is a fearsome puncher and I was able to avoid that".
He said before the bout: 'I'm going to give it to the poor and I'm going to build homes for the homeless.
As several former heavyweights had predicted beforehand, the longer the fight went on, the more Fury looked in control. "But I don't want to take anything away from Wilder, the decision was not his fault and he's a fantastic fighter". I wasn't hurt. I did not sit still, I was too hesitant, I started overthrowing the right hand. "We are prepared this time", Fury said.
The American champion struggled to connect cleanly with Fury throughout an absorbing contest, all too often sending huge arcing haymakers whistling past Fury's head.
Until Wilder's sensational final round knockdown, Fury appeared to be heading for what would have been a remarkable upset.