Wilder v Fury: Judges scorecards shows 12th round knockdown crucial

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'I'm 6ft 9in and 260lbs, I don't know anybody on the planet who can move like that.

At the end of the second round, Wilder landed with a hammer one-two, the most notable combination of the fight up until that point, which Fury brushed off with familiar contempt, raising his arms in the air and mocking the champion with a leg shuffle.

"That man is a fearsome puncher and I was able to avoid that".

The consensus was that Fury outboxed Wilder despite his 12th round knockdown
The consensus was that Fury outboxed Wilder despite his 12th round knockdown

Wilder surprisingly got the nod by a 115-111 margin from judge Alejandro Rochin, but Fury was awarded the fight 114-112 by Robert Tapper.

Lennox Lewis, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, was among those who pointed out in the aftermath how tough it is for a British fighter to be given a decision on American soil.

From cutting blistering promos on one another to signature poses and catchphrases, Wilder and Fury have brought almost every major pro wrestling element into their high-profile feud for the WBC Heavyweight Championship.

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'I told Tyson before the fight he would beat him with his left hand. I thought I should have took that belt home.

Replays showed Fury may have been slightly off balance when he shipped the punch that floored him, which landed on the back of his shaven head. I got put down with some good shots.

Deontay Wilder dropped Tyson Fury twice, but Fury also outboxed him for long stretches, leaving the judges a lot to pick from.

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'But I'm showing total professionalism here.

Wilder almost stopped Fury in the 12th round with a hard knockdown, but Fury survived and stormed back for a memorable round of the year candidate in a fight that is likely to see a sequel.

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.

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