'Don't respect you': Tyson Fury rages over 'cowardly' act in aftermath

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Tyson Fury attempts to shake Deontay Wilder's hand (pictured right) and (pictured right) Deontay Wilder in between rounds in his corner.
Tyson Fury slammed Deontay Wilder (pictured right) for showing a lack of respect and refusing a handshake (pictured left) after the fight. (Getty Images)

Tyson Fury has let rip at Deontay Wilder for not showing him respect after the pair finished their legendary trilogy with an epic fight that ended in the 'Gypsy King' raising his hand in victory.

Fury was forced to dig deep after a determined Wilder charged out of the blocks in an attempt of revenge for his second fight defeat.

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After weathering an early storm, Fury exerted his trademark dominance as he attempted to bully Wilder around the ring.

Wilder (42-2-1) absorbed enormous punishment and appeared to be physically drained for much of the bout, but the veteran champion showed his toughness while still throwing power shots on weary legs.

Fury knocked down Wilder in the early rounds, before Wilder showed heart to stun the 'Gypsy King' twice in the fourth round.

The undefeated boxer rallied and again bounced back to dominate.

Fury knocked down Wilder twice, the second with a concussive right hand midway through the 10th, but Wilder stunned Fury in the final seconds.

Fury finally finished it in the 11th, sending Wilder face-first to the canvas with a chopping right hand fired from high in the air.

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."

Fury later added: "All the allegations that were made towards me ... We fought like two warriors in there and I went over to shake his hand and say ‘well done’ and he was like ‘no, I don’t respect you’.'"

“I was like ‘how can you say I cheated when you know in your heart, and your full team knows, that you just got beaten fair and square’."

Backstage, Fury went on to say Wilder showed his side, which 'was the true heart of a cowardly man' after three fights.

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Regardless of the ugly aftermath, Fury left little doubt over who was the better boxer - and the best of his generation - after prevailing in the third bout.

Wilder (42-2-1) absorbed enormous punishment and appeared to be physically drained for much of the bout, but the veteran champion showed his toughness while still throwing power shots on weary legs.

Fury knocked down Wilder again with a concussive right hand midway through the 10th, but Wilder stunned Fury in the final seconds.

Fury finally finished it in the 11th, sending Wilder face-first to the canvas with a chopping right hand fired from high in the air.

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