Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder shared an entertaining trilogy of fights.
In the first fight and in the very last round of the contest Wilder landed a trademark blow to seemingly put Fury’s lights out.
Amazingly he managed to beat the count and finish the encounter the stronger of the two.
The rematch was easier for the ‘Gypsy King’ when he forced the American’s corner to stop the fight in the seventh round.
The trilogy fight was the pick of the bunch with Wilder and Fury trading blows and knockdowns before the Brit ended their rivalry and the bout in brutal fashion.
And speaking to Foxify, Fury explained why Wilder couldn’t end the fight in his favour with a knockout blow.
He said: “My most formidable opponent was Deontay Wilder.”
“I had three fights with that guy and all three times it could’ve been curtains for me at any single second.
“Deontay Wilder has dynamite in his fists and if he lands on you, whether it’s round one or round 12, he’s going to knock you down or knock you out.”
“I think my sheer size and weight has a lot to do with him not being able to knock me out cold.”
“He hits a guy 6ft 3ins and 225lbs, they’re nailed to the canvas, but a guy 6ft 9ins and 277lbs – I think that has a lot to do with it, size matters.
“Anyone who says that size doesn’t matter is lying.”