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Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title by split draw with Tyson Fury C while it happened

Fury and Wilder pose following the fight is said a draw by split decision. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters

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12.45am EST
00:45

Deontay Wilder retains the WBC heavyweight title by split draw!

Here are classified as the official scores. Alejandro Rochin of Mexico scores it 115-111 to Wilder. Robert Tapper of Canada has it 114-110. Phil Edwards from the Uk scores it 113-113. It is just a split draw! Wilder retains the title with a draw. Have the inquest begin.

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12.39am EST
00:39

Fury down in the 12th!

Round 12

Fury down! At the start of the 12th! Is he going to beat the count?! I do not think so! I really don’t think he may. But Fury should make it to his feet! Somehow! The referee lets him continue. Fury hanging on until she orgasms! Unbelievable. Wilder going into for the finish but Fury holding! What heart by both guys and already Wilder looks gassed. Forward and backward they’re going as there are the bell!

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 10-8 Fury (Wilder 111-115 Fury)

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12.35am EST
00:35

Round 11

Fury is constantly on the jab away. Wilder will need a knockout. And Fury, still boxing very well, not really accommodating. He’s just producing miss many times with deft head and upper-body movement, coolly picking his shots in reply. Wilder’s power bailed him out as he was outboxed by Szpilka and Ortiz: manages to do it bail him out here? Good left hook by Wilder but not enough to under another impressive stanza by Fury, that is one round from the completing a totally incredible comeback within the abyss.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 101-107 Fury)


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12.31am EST
00:31

Round 10

Fury lands a big at Wilder early in the 10th. He’s now throwing that left jab with authority again, coming forward by using it. He’s doubling up, he’s tripling it. Wilder badly critical that knockdown but in a wierd way watching this initial minute it appears to be Fury did, too. Wilder seems a little bit gassed from your last round. He isn’t thrown much here. Fury throws a large left-right combo but misses. Good rally by Wilder afterwards though not enough. Exactly what a rebound for your Gypsy King.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 92-97 Fury)


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12.27am EST
00:27

Fury down inside ninth!

Round 9

Wilder lands a right hand and down goes Fury inside of a heap! Fury down inside ninth! There its! Fury beats the count and smartly concludes Wilder when he will come in for any finish. We’ve a battle! Now Wilder resembles he’s hurt! Both men exhausted. Fury’s bearings clearly back. Thats a round!

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 10-8 Fury (Wilder 83-87 Fury)

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12.24am EST
00:24

Round 8

This is a performance by Fury. A wide boxing lesson. Fury beginning land the suitable hand upstairs to learn consistency. Wilder truly being exposed also it doesn’t could be seen as his corner has any answers. Another for Fury, who is constantly showboat.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 73-79 Fury)


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12.20am EST
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Round 7

Wilder’s eye is swelling. It appears he’s no Plan B: he’s just hoping Fury walks towards a shot and for that reason far it may not be happening. A major right hand over the top for Fury! Oh boy. Wilder have landed something (maybe?) and Fury falls backward and also the American involves life, swinging wildly at Fury as he’s backed over the ropes. But Fury smartly wraps his opponent up and stems the tide. It is looking dangerous to Wilder. Fury just making him miss everything and doing enough to win rounds uncontroversially.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 64-69 Fury)


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12.16am EST
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Round 6

Fury backs Wilder down having a combination. He’s much busier this round and Wilder looks tentative. Fury controlling entire stretches of the fight along with his jab. Wilder lands some left jabs cleanly toward eliminate the round, including one sharp one. We’re only halfway with the scheduled 12-round distance on the other hand believe Wilder is due to trouble to the scorecards and danger of needing a great gift to win this fight.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 55-59 Fury)

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12.13am EST
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Round 5

Fury is employing that left jab very well: as a possible offensive weapon, a rangefinder and barricade. Yet a few minutes in the fifth and already we notice his output is dropping. Will the cardio matter? Wilder still missing lots and the eye is beginning to swell. Fury still scoring with jabs and making Wilder miss. And may he be capable to stay away from that Wilder right hand in the better half if he actually fade? Wilder efforts to steal an exceedingly close round in the past Around 10 secs by using a big one-two combo because he walks Fury in a corner but he misses both shots by a number of feet. Close a person to Fury but he needs to do over make Wilder miss.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 46-49 Fury)


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12.09am EST
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Round 4

Truly cracking atmosphere. Fury moving very well, but tend to he continue to get a full 12 rounds? Wilder misses again using the right-hand and Fury counters using a hook. Fury connects with a jab, jabs again, jabs once again, Wilder misses again by using a big right. Fury continues while using more impressive boxing, in case Wilder does land he’s landing the heavier punches. A trickle of blood from Fury’s nose, I really believe. Wilder missing countless right hands. Exactly what is the Plan B? Close round visits Fury.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 37-39 Fury)


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12.04am EST
00:04

Round 3

Wilder hoping to time Fury. He isn’t familiar with fighting opponents who move this well, that produces sense concerning aren’t the majority of them at heavyweight. Fury’s head movement excellent, too. He’s feinting so well, keeping the American off balance and tentative. Nice left hook into the body by Wilder, but Fury is scoring with all the jab upstairs. Wilder misses wildly that has a sizzling right hand and Fury touches back using a quick flurry of pot-shots to your belly. Clearest round yet.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 28-29 Fury)

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12.00am EST
00:00

Round 2

Fury looking more comfortable within at the outset of another. He throws one or two jabs when he ventures a little closer in the pocket. He’s moving well. Now Fury is clowing again, throwing his hands skyward to bait Wilder. Wilder charges in but Fury wraps him up before they can inflict damage. Wilder lands a decent right hand at the end of the round. Not a great deal landed that round. Very close round that may go in any case, but we’ll design it for Wilder.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 10-9 Fury (Wilder 19-19 Fury)


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11.56pm EST
23:56

Round 1

They’re measuring the other person in the core of the ring. U-S-A! chants from your crowd. Wilder feints and Fury mocks him. Wilder connects with a jab. Fury then puts his hands behind his back, baiting Wilder. Fury lands a handful of jabs. Fury throws twice into the body and Wilder counters having a left hook and Fury felt it. He’s saving. Fury efforts to triple up a left jab but Wilder evades them easily. And Fury connects using a big right-hand counter after the round! Oh boy! In the last Just a few seconds and hubby raises his arms in jubilation right after the bell sounds. Both had their moments in a tense first round but we’ll design it for Fury.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury


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11.49pm EST
23:49

Wilder entered second, out of the box customary for any champion. Interestingly, he’s being introduced first. Lots of cheers either way men. This crowd is electric.


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11.46pm EST
23:46

And here’s Wilder. The unbeaten WBC champions enters to the live show of Jay Rock’s WIN including pyrotechnics, the whole brass band that emerges piecemeal on the various concourses with the exceptional championship belt lowering from your rafters. Classically understated.


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11.40pm EST
23:40

The fighters decide to make their walks. First it’s Fury, who may be coming up with a quite protracted jaunt with a medley of tracks: Jay’s Run The city, Nicki’s Moment 4 Life, Gala’s Freed From Desire. Look for a song, Tyson!


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11.33pm EST
23:33

Jimmy Lennon Jr is within the ring and we’re just about ready to go. He’s thanked the many first responders accessible with regards to support in the taming within the California fire. Now he’s essential an instant of silence and ceremonial 10-bell salute for yesterday’s passing of former US president George HW Bush. Now you must for any anthems: first God Save the Queen, then your Star-Spangled Banner.


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11.33pm EST
23:33

“I’m just coming of surgery therefore i were going to observe how I worked heli-copter flight jab,” Hurd says. I felt good I have been working behind the jab. I bought caught to the ropes together with caught with a bit of shots and said: ‘That’s enough. They got enough TV time.’ … I heard the bunch and so i didn’t need to get brave, thus i turned it down and also the knockdown.

He adds: “We definitely want [Jermell] Charlo. I’m calling the shots. I’m # 1 now. When i state answer the unit, answer the telephone. I managed to get the date.”

And just like on cue … Charlo, who has the WBC’s sort of the junior middleweight title, ambushes Hurd’s interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray.

“This is simple money,” Charlo says. “I like those belts. They are real good giving you. He stated he wants another fight? I’m ready now.”


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11.12pm EST
23:12

Jarrett Hurd was having a minor beating against Jason Welborn during the fourth round … although to remain fair Welbourn only landed a small number of those punches despite whipping the crowd in a frenzy. Then Hurd entered life and came back using a devastating shot to the stomach that put Welbourn down for your count. Referee Dr Lou Moret waved it away until the Tividale man could beat the count, investing a pause to it within the 1:55 mark. No problem in the least with Hurd’s surgically repaired shoulder, this indicates.

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10.57pm EST
22:57

“I’m a warrior,” Ortiz says by having a translator after finishing off Kauffman. “Nothing contains me. We did not have to knock him out, but we desired to show everything we have in this repertoire, and that we showed it tonight.”

He adds: “Of course I’ll fight the winner on the main event (Wilder v Fury). I’d prefer that second fight with Wilder. I wish to fight anybody.”

Just another fight before the main event: Jarrett Hurd defends his IBF and WBA junior middleweight titles against England’s Jason Welborn. Hurd is making his ringwalk alongside the rapper The video game performing Dreams. Heady stuff.


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10.40pm EST
22:40

Ortiz contains the stoppage in the the 10th and final round. He connects with a barrage of punches upstairs, sending Kauffman into full retreat. Referee Thomas Taylor correctly intervenes within the 1:58 mark.


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10.23pm EST
22:23

Ortiz dropped Kauffman early in the sixth round, then again from the eighth. The American went to the bell within both rounds there is however silly referee Thomas Taylor should allow this to one continue: Ortiz is ahead by an 80-70 whitewash to the Guardian’s unofficial card.

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10.07pm EST
22:07

Fairly dreadful stuff between Ortiz and Kauffman to this point. The American is posing, posturing, taunting … doing everything but fighting his opponent. He’s running. He’s losing. The audience is getting a tad restless, as is Ortiz. To assist you to pass the amount of time here’s our quiz on heavyweight title fights.

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10.00pm EST
22:00

We’re to the second PPV undercard fight as Cuba’s Luis Ortiz faces Travis Kauffman of the usa inside a 10-round heavyweight clash. It had been just a few months ago when Ortiz gave Deontay Wilder the toughest moments of his professional career before succumbing to your 10th-round knockout. We’re three rounds in even so it seems Ortiz, who is listed at 39 years, is picking his 33-year-old opponent apart ahead of time.


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9.49pm EST
21:49

“I’m getting people out quickly,” says Joyce, who out-landed Hanks by using a 17-9 margin, including 10-4 using the jab. “I’ve received a lot of experience, I’m just going to make improvements to my strength and my speed. I’ve heard comments that I’m slow but I frequently land the shots to get the duty done.”

He adds: “I’ve been achieving a lot. There’s plenty more into the future. The support from back in England. We appreciate you coming. I’m hoping I place on something best to watch. I will be ready for everyone.


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9.29pm EST
21:29

Joe Joyce does exactly what’s he’s that will do: a fast knockout from the journeyman Joe Hanks by using a punishing left hook at 2:25 in the first round. The Olympic silver medalist moves to 7-0 with 7 KOs. He’s 33 so time seriously isn’t on his side, but he has a hell on the trainer onboard with Abel Sanchez. “Whoever’s watching, I’m in a position to show you all,” he says.

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9.22pm EST
21:22

Joe Joyce (6-0, 6 KOs), who won Olympic silver for Great Britain at super heavyweight in Rio, consistantly improves ring for any first of tonight’s three pay-per-view undercard bouts. His opponent is Joe Hanks (23-2, 15 KOs), who was out of your sport for 3 . 5 years after back-to-back losses to Andy Ruiz and Derrick Rossy. Looks like a bit of a showcase. We’ll help keep you posted.


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9.16pm EST
21:16

Hello and you are welcome to ringside at Staples Center for tonight’s WBC heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. It’s significant intriguing and consequential matchups that boxing’s bellwether division has you try to in most time: a clash between unbeatens who both have legitimate states the heavyweight title.

It would have been a hell on the scrap, most famously since it could play out any number of ways. And strangely enough C approximately it is also possible to get a matchup between unbeatens with 67 wins bewteen barefoot and shoes C it seems like a make-or-break fight equally for.

Wilder is definitely the warm favourite since she has been consistently active, with nearly all of his seven title defences going down while Fury was right out of the sport for two main and a half years and had ballooned about 25st. The American’s heat-seeking right-hand is considered the most devastating weapon while in the sport and seems in excess of adequate to get rid of proceedings should it find purchase against an opponent who had previously been dropped in the second round by shopworn, blown-up cruiserweight Steve Cunningham only six fights ago.

“[This is] definitely the key but not really the most difficult fight. We’ve fought way tougher guys than him,” Wilder said after Friday’s weigh-in here, the location where the American were only available much more than three stones lighter than his challenger C 15st 2lb compared to 18st 4lb. “I go to release everything that’s inside me. I won’t wait. I’m going to knock him out.”

Yet the fact remains Wilder has never been within anyone of Fury’s class. A common recent names on his ledger even the ballpark C the crafty but limited Artur Szpilka additionally, the widely avoided Luis Ortiz C were both well ahead on my small scorecards until Wilder closed the show with destructive outbursts of power. If the Gypsy King is even a fraction in the awkward operator who sincerely been a spoiler role flawlessly against Wladimir Klitschko in quite arguably one of the most boring heavyweight title fight in history, then Wilder can find himself in a very race against time and energy to solve the puzzle.

Of course, Fury takes around the challenge too soon, having fought merely a set of two tune-ups against two unknowns to remove the rust, but any scenario that goes against the sport’s too common practice of producing the big fights over the wrong end of the sell-by dates is happy accident.

We’re about 120 minutes from the top level. Plenty more to return between occasionally.


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5.16pm EST
17:16

Bryan can be used shortly. Meantime here’s Barney Ronay’s column on Tyson Fury’s improbable return and unlikely advocacy.

Right then. A hairy man. A sweaty, frightening hairy man, all “hurricane energy” and strange, tender feelings. Now would you that call to mind in the realm of sport? Here’s a clue: performing bare his chest considerably. He’s slightly wild and melancholy. And in early stages Sunday morning he’ll fight the fearsomely concussive WBC champion Deontay Wilder in Chicago, culmination of your three-year cycle of triumph, pain and vilification.

Yes, it’s needless to say Tyson Fury, British sport’s own Iron John, for whom victory might be a step towards a unifying bout along with his counterpoint, the buffed, shiny, notably measured Anthony Joshua; plus an occasion that may qualify as the one biggest British boxing event of them all.

More than this, along with perhaps still a bit of obscured by his own tender hooligan act, Fury can also be within the fringe of a genuinely extraordinary story. Lots of athletes work their way back at a hamstring niggle or even a run of poor form. Fury is here back from your place sufferers do not return from. Besides the drugs along with the going berserk in Magaluf as well as ballooning weight, for how long he has lost 10 stone, close to the same as giving birth to the fully-formed adult Lionel Messi. And also the period where Fury seemed stuck shortly, the defeat of Wladimir Klitschko that he’d been planning since he was 14 yoa, and which contains appeared to overwhelm him on occasion.

Tyson Fury casts some unexpected light from your darkest of places | Barney Ronay

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