Tyson Fury has sent a heartfelt message to Deontay Wilder and wished his heavyweight rival a ‘speedy recovery’ following his emphatic victory in Las Vegas.
Fury produced a brilliant performance in the much-anticipated rematch with American fighter Wilder on Saturday night to become the new WBC world heavyweight champion.
The Brit, 31, floored Wilder twice in a stunning display before the towel was thrown in by the American’s corner in the seventh round.
Wilder, who was unbeaten in 43 outings ahead of Saturday’s rematch, was taken to hospital shortly after the defeat as a precaution and Fury has wished him a ‘speedy recovery’ on Instagram.
Fury wrote: ‘Love and respect to the dance partner of the century, @bronzebomber #speedyrecovery’
Speaking in the ring after his memorable victory, Fury said: ‘I told everybody with a pair of ears that the Gypsy King would return to the throne.
‘My last fight everybody wrote me off. I was underweight and over-trained. I’m a destroyer. Not bad for someone with pillow fists.
‘I’m a man of my word. I told Wilder, his team, the world. We trained for a knockout; we wasn’t tapping around in that gym.
‘I talk like this because I can back it up. People write me off, they look at my fat belly and bald head and think I can’t fight. He fought the best Tyson Fury, we’re both in our primes.
‘I expect him to ask for the third fight. I know he’s a warrior and I’ll be waiting.’
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