Deontay Wilder stated he proved he’s a “true warrior and a real king” and congratulated Tyson Fury after his knockout defeat by the British boxer in Saturday’s trilogy struggle in Las Vegas.
“I’d be mendacity if I stated that I wasn’t disillusioned,” stated Wilder.
“I’ve discovered that typically you need to lose to win.”
In a submit on Instagram, the American added: “Hopefully, I proved that I’m a real Warrior and a real King on this sport. Hopefully, WE proved that regardless of how laborious you get hit with trials and tribulations you may all the time decide your self as much as stay and struggle once more for what you consider in.”
Wilder additionally congratulated Fury for the primary time since Saturday’s struggle.
He stated: “Final however not least I want to congratulate @gypsyking101 for his victory and thanks for the good historic reminiscences that may final endlessly.”
After a heated build-up throughout struggle week, the place each fighters viciously goaded each other, the instant aftermath of the struggle was unsavoury.
Fury, who retained his WBC world heavyweight title, stated: “I believed we fought all of it on the market and all of the allegations that they made in direction of me all through the build-up of this struggle, and we fought like two warriors in there.
“I went over to shake his hand and say properly executed and he was like ‘No, I do not respect you’. How are you going to say I’ve cheated when in your personal coronary heart and your full workforce is aware of that you just simply received beat honest and sq..
“He is a sore loser, I am certain he is not the primary one and he will not be the final one.”