LOS ANGELES, CA (WBRC) - Two fighters went into the ring Saturday night undefeated. Two fighters came out of the ring still unbeaten.
It was already a day for the record books for Alabama teams, with UAB coming from behind to win the C-USA Championship and the Crimson Tide doing the same to win the SEC Title. Alabama boxer Deontay Wilder managed to keep sports fans biting their nails for just a little bit longer Saturday night.
The Bronze Bomber went the whole 12 rounds with Tyson Fury. Wilder managed to knock Fury down once in the ninth round and once in the 12th round. For a moment in the 12th round, it looked as if Fury might not make it off the mat.
Despite Wilder knocking down Fury twice, the Brit was able to tie Wilder. Because of the tie, Wilder will retain his WBC Heavyweight Title Belt.
The only other time Wilder had been taken to 12 rounds was in 2015 when Wilder defeated Bermane Stiverne for the WBC title. Wilder’s record is currently 40-0-1 with 39 knockouts.
Tyson Fury now has a record of 27-0-1. The two both want a rematch - after a fight like last night, the boxing world wants that too.