Tyson Fury has said he is the greatest heavyweight of his era after knocking out Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight to retain his WBC Heavyweight title.
Fury knocked out Wilder in the 11th round of their WBC World Heavyweight fight.
“I’m the greatest heavyweight of my era, no doubt. If you play with fire long enough, you get burnt. It was a great fight. Thank you very much and good night,” he said in an interview with Sky Sports
He also gave thanks to Jesus for giving him the victory.
He said: “I want to say thank you to my lord and saviour Jesus Christ. I give him the glory he gives me the victory. I was down a couple of times, I was hurt, Wilder is a strong puncher.
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“It was a great fight tonight. I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second best. Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.”
He said he had proven time and again that he could never be written off.
“I didn’t have my best performance but I pulled it out of the bag when it needed to be done. He did keep getting up but it was that final right hand to the side of the head that finished him.
“I wasn’t hurt. You get hit, you wake up on the floor. I got up and was very conscious the whole time. I was one punch away from knocking him out in the whole fight.
“I went over and said well done and he said he didn’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect. Very surprised by that. He’s an idiot. I pray for him. I am thankful that we all get out of the fight in one piece and get to go to our families,” he added.
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