Tyson Fury’s recovery from Deontay Wilder’s 12th-round knockdown in their first fight remains one of the most remarkable moments in recent boxing history.
Britain’s ‘Gypsy King’ entered the fight having had just two comeback bouts against low level opposition following a two-and-a-half year layoff.
Fury’s life spiralled out of control in the aftermath of his title win against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
He ballooned up to 28 stone, struggled with mental health issues and binged on drugs and alcohol.
A lot was promised at the start of his 2018 comeback as Fury insisted he would become heavyweight champion once again, though few truly believed him.
When he unexpectedly signed to challenge WBC champion Wilder in just his third fight back, the vast majority picked the American.
A few rounds into the fight though, Fury was confusing his opponent with his evasive movement and technical boxing.
As they passed the halfway point, the Brit had seemingly built a healthy lead.
There was a scare for him in round nine as Wilder scored a knockdown, but Fury quickly rose back to his feet and continued on.
As they entered the final round, many believed the champion needed a knockout to retain his title.
He did not achieve this, but came very, very close.
With two minutes and 30 seconds left on the clock, Wilder landed a right hand, followed by a left hook, which sent Fury clattering to the canvas.
It looked certain that he would not be able to beat the count, but referee Jack Reiss gave him every opportunity.
As the Reiss bellowed, ‘SIX,’ Fury was still flat on his back.
Then, astonishingly, he arose.
Fury famously fought on to the final bell and was aggrieved when the judges scored the bout a draw.
He rectified this 14 months later though, by stopping Wilder in their 2020 rematch.
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