It was the final round and in the eyes of most of the people watching, Deontay Wilder had just done enough to separate his opponent Tyson Fury from his consciousness.
Commentator Mauro Ranallo had uttered his trademark ‘mamma mia’, telling us that Wilder had done it, as The Bronze Bomber wheeled away towards a neutral corner, no doubt confident in the assumption that the fight was his.
And yet, out of nowhere, with nearly 34 minutes of fighting in the tank, Fury was able to spring back to life like a man possessed, beating the count.
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) December 2, 2018
He then stood up and was able to battle on for the rest of the round’s duration and reach the finish line.
No matter how you felt about the rather controversial scoring that followed it, the fight itself was a stunning exhibition in heart and after the well-documented and very public problems Fury went through over the course of the last three years, to return with a performance like that is a testament to the type of fighter he is.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena