'Extremely hurt': Deontay Wilder's brutal injury stuns boxing world

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Deontay Wilder (pictured) sitting in his corner after losing to Tyson Fury.
Deontay Wilder (pictured) may have broken his hand during the Tyson Fury fight, according to his trainer. (Getty Images)

Deontay Wilder's coach appeared to confirm what some viewers suspected that the heavyweight broke his hand during his epic fight with Tyson Fury.

Fury and Wilder entered into an all-time heavyweight classic after the pair were knocked down a total of five times in a brutal trilogy fight.

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The Brit again reigned supreme in the highly anticipated third bout, showing true grit to hand the American just his second career defeat after a savage right hand floored Wilder to end the fight in the 11th round.

However, during the fight, commentators and viewers started to question Wilder's approach and body language.

Wilder was visibly gassed in the second-half of the fight after he had been floored multiple times by the 'Gypsy King'.

And fans noticed Wilder was not being as liberal with his trademark right-hand power as Fury continued to exert his dominance.

The commentators suspected Wilder may have hurt his right hand in an exchange with Fury.

And after the fight, Wilder's trainer Malik Scott appeared to confirm the injury.

โ€œWe saw the doctor afterward, everything was cool. He's got a busted lip, he broke his hand, broke his finger or knuckle," Scott told ESNews.

"But life goes on."

Fans were also quick to point out Wilder appeared to have hurt his hand in the fight and won their respect for the brutal fight.

Scott ended up showering Fury and Wilder with praise after the all-time epic fight.

"I've always said [Furyโ€™s] not good, he's very good and damn-near great. After tonight I'm gonna consider him a great fighter. Much respect โ€ฆ [Wilder] was great, Fury was greater. The best man won," he added.

โ€œWe almost beat him. This was a hell of an experience โ€ฆ I want Deontay to get some good rest after this. Iโ€™m going to make sure he gets it.โ€

Deontay Wilder snubs Tyson Fury after fight

After the fight, Fury went over to Wilder's corner to pay his respect with a man he has shared the ring with for a total of 30 rounds, across three fights.

However, the exchange appeared to turn ugly as a defeated and hurt Wilder remained on his stool and didn't appear to acknowledge Fury.

When asked about the exchange, Fury was blunt.

"I'm not going to make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter," said Fury.

"He gave me a real run for my money tonight, and I always said I'm the best in the world and he's the second best.

"He's got no love for me, Deontay Wilder, because you know why, because I beat him three times.

"I'm a sportsman. I went over to him to show some love and respect and he didn't want to give it back. That's his problem."

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