Tyson Fury serenades media with 'American Pie' song in press conference

Tyson Fury serenades media with 'American Pie' song in press conference

Tyson Fury serenades media with 'American Pie' song in press conference

Tyson Fury finally cracked as he blasted the judges who scored his epic world heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder as a draw.

"I don't know", Fury said.

But while the scoring drew criticism, with many arguing that Fury had done enough to win, there was a marked absence of animosity after the bout.

There was one title change in a special match held in Montreal prior to the pay-per-view's start, as Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Adonis Stevenson in the 11th round to become the new WBC light heavyweight champion.

'I've fought back from suicide and mental health [issues] and depression and anxiety. The Englishman made Wilder look limited at times, the American content - or only able - to walk forward trying to set up that bazooka of a right hand.

The 30-year-old excelled throughout, impressively recovering from two knockdowns - the second remarkably heavy - but was harshly made the victor with only one of the three ringside judges after scores of 115-111 (in Wilder's favour), 112-114, and 113-113.

Despite there being no undisputed victor, both men gave proper respect following the fight, considering themselves the two best heavyweights in the world while also taunting Antony Joshua.

"I'm not going to let the decision ruin what was a good fight". "Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet".

He was floored in the ninth and final rounds - meaning they were scored 10-8 in Wilder's favour. Showed good heart to get back up. He was just tell me great fight, he loves, and thank you for the opportunity.

"I thought I won the fight".

Fury's struggle with alcohol and cocaine dependency, a problem which escalated to regular daily intake, has been well documented, fighting demons that plagued his reign as heavyweight champion after defeating Wladimir Klitschko over 12 rounds in Germany in 2015 to claim the lineal championship. "You can't take it with you so I might as well do something with it and help out people who can't help themselves", he said.

"When you're at each other and you have a great fight, we give each other all we've got".

"We're on away soil, I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won that fight".

In the final round Wilder socked Fury with a stinging right-left combination that sent him flying backwards, smacking his head off the canvas. "I got drenched actually", Fury said. Fury used his twitchy movement and near-constant feints to disrupt the rhythm of Wilder, whose trademark looping punches rarely found their mark.

But the jiving puncher looked stunned to glance back across the right at the spot where he'd dropped Fury to see the "Gypsy King" getting back to his feet.

Fury's extraordinary Lazarus act however ensured the fight would go to the judges.

"I hope I did you all proud after almost three years out of the ring", Fury continued.

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