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Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury fight results: Thrilling bout ends in split draw despite two knockdowns

Wilder knocked down Fury twice and retained his WBC heavyweight title despite Fury controlling the bout

LOS ANGELES -- The biggest heavyweight fight in the United States since 2002 took place Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and boy did it deliver ... though the result may not have been what fans wanted. WBC champion Deontay Wilder defended his title against fellow unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury in a split draw. Judges scored the bout 115-111 for Wilder, 114-110 for Fury and 113-113 down the middle.

The first pay-per-view heavyweight title fight to take place in the United States since Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson was also contested for Fury's lineal championship, which he will also retain. Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) is the first opponent Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) did not finish. Wilder knocked Fury down twice, including a thunderous knockdown early in the 12th and final round that appeared to take Fury out for good. Instead, Fury sat up late in the count and continued, finishing the round and the fight.

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