Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Wilder vs Fury?
Deontay Wilder drew with Tyson Fury by split draw in their 12 round contest on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Staples Center in LA.
The scorecards were announced as 115-111, 110-114, 113-113, meaning it was a split draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Jarrett Hurd beat Jason Welborn for the IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship, Luis Ortiz defeated Travis Kauffman and Joe Joyce was victorious over Joe Hanks.
Wilder vs Fury stats
Deontay Wilder stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 40 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 39 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tyson Fury made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 27 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Wilder had a large advantage in power over Fury, boosting at 98% knock out percentage over Fury's 70%.
Deontay Wilder was the older man by 3 years, at 37 years old.
Fury had a height advantage of 2 inches over Wilder. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Deontay Wilder & Tyson Fury fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wilder's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Fury's, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 21 days earlier than Fury, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 48 less professional rounds, 162 to Fury's 210.
Tyson Fury was ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Wilder vs Fury form
Deontay Wilder had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Luis Ortiz on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominic Breazeale on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Tyson Fury on 1st December 2018 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had beat Luis Ortiz on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had won against Bermane Stiverne on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Fury remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Wladimir Klitschko on 28th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Previous to that, he had beat Christian Hammer on 28th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Derek Chisora on 29th November 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at ExCel Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Joey Abell on 15th February 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Copper Box Arena, London.
He had defeated Steve Cunningham on 20th April 2013 by knockout in the 7th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Deontay Wilder had been fighting more than Tyson Fury.
Going to this contest, Deontay Wilder had last fought 3 years and 8 days ago, while Tyson Fury's last outing had been 7 years and 3 days ago.
Wilder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Fury's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Wilder vs Fury start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Wilder vs Fury?
Deontay Wilder was a 6/5 (+120) underdog going into the contest, while Tyson Fury made his way into the ring at 67/100 (-150) with oddsmakers.