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Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title after playing split draw with Tyson Fury

ANI  |  Melbourne [Australia] 

American on Sunday successfully defended his World Council (WBC) World title after playing a split draw against former champion at Center in

After maintaining an upper hand over Wilder in most of the fight, Fury was brought down by his American opponent in the ninth and twelfth round to get back into the match.

While one awarded the fight to Wilder 115-111, the other had it 114-110 to Fury. The third called it a 113-113 draw. Consecutively, the match resulted in a split draw. Both the boxers, however, believed that they are the winner of the bout.

On the one hand, quoted Wilder as saying, "I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight."

Fury, on the other hand, said, "We're on away soil, I got knocked down twice - but I still believe I won the fight."

Wilder, who is holding the WBC title since 2015, had also bagged a bronze medal on 2008 Beijing in the division.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 12:17 IST