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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury report
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 58 less professional rounds, 162 to Fury's 220.
Tyson Fury was ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Wilder vs Fury form
Deontay Wilder had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bermane Stiverne on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gerald Washington on 25th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Before that, he had won against Chris Arreola on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
He had beat Artur Szpilka on 16th January 2016 by knockout in the 9th 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 defeated Dillian Whyte on 23rd April 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Deontay Wilder on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Deontay Wilder on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Otto Wallin on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Tom Schwarz on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tyson Fury had been fighting more than Deontay Wilder.
Going to this contest, Deontay Wilder had last fought 5 years and 17 days ago, while Tyson Fury's last outing had been 10 months and 25 days ago.
Wilder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Fury's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 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.
Who broadcast Wilder vs Fury?
Wilder vs Fury was broadcast on Showtime PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BT Sport Box Office.
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.
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