Deontay Wilder's big backflip after Tyson Fury's 'sore loser' jibe

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Seen here, Tyson Fury catches Deontay Wilder with a brutal right to the face.
Deontay Wilder has finally congratulated Tyson Fury on his victory in their epic trilogy bout. Pic: Getty

Deontay Wilder has finally paid tribute to boxing rival Tyson Fury days after he suffered a brutal TKO defeat in their epic heavyweight trilogy bout in Las Vegas.

The highly anticipated third fight between the pair ended with an 11th round stoppage by Fury in what many have described as the greatest showdown in heavyweight history.

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However, ugly scenes followed the epic encounter as Fury walked over to try and congratulate Wilder on the fight, with the Brit revealing that the 35-year-old refused to shake his hand.

Fury labelled the American a "coward" and a "sore loser" after claiming Wilder told him 'I don't respect you' when he approached his rival's corner.

With so much bad blood between the pair in the lead-up to the fight, Wilder had initially refused to acknowledge his rival's triumph, saying he had no respect for the British heavyweight.

Wilder has now accepted that he was beaten by the better fighter for the second time, after taking to social media to reflect on the extraordinary contest.

"Wow, what a hell of a night!" Wilder wrote on social media.

"I would like to first and foremost thank God for allowing me to give the world another part of me that's driven with passion and determination.

"I would like to thank my team and my fans for sticking by my side through this long process.

"I would be lying if I said that I wasn't disappointed in the outcome, but after reflecting on my journey, I now see that what God wanted me to experience is far greater than what I expected to happen.

Pictured here, Deontay Wilder (R) crashes to the canvas during his trilogy fight defeat to Tyson Fury.
Deontay Wilder (R) is knocked out by Tyson Fury in the 11th round of their WBC heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas. Pic: Getty

"We didn't get the win, but a wise man once said the victories are within the lessons. I've learned that sometimes you have to lose to win.

"Although, I wanted the win I enjoyed seeing the fans win even more. Hopefully, I proved that I am a true Warrior and a true King in this sport.

"Hopefully, we proved that no matter how hard you get hit with trials and tribulations you can always pick yourself up to live and fight again for what you believe in.

"Last but not least I would like to congratulate @gypsyking101 for his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever."

Deontay Wilder suffered broken hand in fight

Fury replied to Wilder's post by tweeting: "The greatest trilogy of all time."

Following his victory, Fury said he had left no doubt he is the best heavyweight of the era, his record now standing at 31-0-1, with 22 KOs.

Meanwhile, Wilder will undergo surgery on his right hand.

Co-manager Shelly Finkel said Wilder was having the procedure on his right hand due to a broken bone.

"He's still in pain with the hand and his equilibrium was off somewhere around the third round, that's why his balance wasn't the same," Finkel told ESPN.

After the fight, Wilder's trainer Malik Scott confirmed that his fighter had suffered a number of injuries in the brutal trilogy bout.

“We 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."

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