Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) headed into Saturday’s bout with an unbeaten pro record looking for his eighth consecutive defense of the WBC heavyweight title. Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs), looked to win the WBC title for the first time after previously holding the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts (titles he vacated in April 2016 after an alleged anti-doping violation).
Wilder vs. Fury took place Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired live on pay-per-view. The fight ended up being scored a split draw.
Check out the most decisive action below.
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Round 1: Wilder starts with a jab to the body. Fury shows jittery hands and a lot of feints. Wilder jabs to the body again. A third jab to the body comes from Wilder, then a right hand, then a windmill! Fury seems a little skittish to me. Wilder throws three punches but can’t land them clean. Fury lands a jab, then another. Wilder tries another wild right and missed, but then nearly gets in a left hook. Wilder looks to land another monster right and Fury gets in a couple of counters. I think Fury steals that round. Fury 10-9.
Round 2: Wilder falls short on a jab to start the round. Fury feints, moves his hands, then moves his feet as he steps off the line. Jab partially lands for Fury. Now Wilder comes back with two of his own jabs. Wilder tries two hooks that Fury guards and Fury responds with two that Wilder defends. Fury showboats a little and then flicks two jabs. Fury lands a body shot on the inside. Wilder rushes in and tries to get in some big shots but Fury ties him up. Huge right hand from Wilder grazes Fury at the bell. I think Fury is outBoxing Wilder. Fury 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Fury flicks a jab to the body, Wilder tries to do the same. Jab lands for Fury at center ring. Now Wilder gets in his jab on Fury, backing him up. Wilder misses on two left hooks thrown from the outside. Now Wilder steps in and lands a left hook to the body. Wilder gets in a right hook to the body. Wilder misses on another huge right and Fury touches Wilder with a combination, including two body shots. Fury is way too comfortable. Fury 10-9.
Round 4: Wilder lands a jab to the body. Wilder misses on a one-two from range. Fury lands a check hook. Fury ducks a big WIlder right hand and circles back to center ring. Wilder continues to miss on his right hand designed to knock Fury out. Now Wilder whiffs on a right hook to the body. Fury lands two jabs and then ucks a Wilder counter. Wilder lands a hard one now and Fury is bleeding from his nose. Wilder 10-9 because he drew .
Round 5: Wilder jabs to the body. Fury now catches a Wilder hook on his glove. Wilder gets in a grazing left uppercut as Fury ducks a right hand. Wilder presses forward as Fury is taking the round off, hardly throwing. Now Wilder gets in a jab, then a short left hook. Wilder blocks a short combination from Fury and then steps in with two haymakers that miss. I think Wilder edged this round because Fury didn’t throw enough. Wilder 10-9.
Round 6: Wilder tries a jab to the body but can’t stick it well. Wilder misses on the huge right hand once again. Fury walks forward and throws a flurry of punches and Wilder tries to respond with one big one that falls short. Fury smirks at Wilder and then flicks a jab. Fury flicks two jabs at center ring and then throws another short combination. Wilder throws two jabs and lands one. Fury 10-9, 58-56.
Round 7: Wilder’s left eye looks a little puffy. Wilder starts the round with a jab that falls short. Now Wilder falls short on the jab to the body. Both fighters trade shots at center ring. Fury sneaks in a hard right hand of a hard feint. Another hard one-two lands for Fury! Wilder goes crazy and tries to retaliate with a number of big punches but Fury ducks them! Fury is starting to break Wilder down mentally. Yet another right hand lands clean for Fury, who has Wilder completely lost in the ring. Fury 10-9.
Round 8: Fury walks forward and flicks a jab. Wilder misses on the right hand and Fury gets in a stiff jab. Wilder is missing on straight rights, left hooks, almost everything he throws with any power on it. Wilder should be making a better effort to go to the body but he’s largely been headhunting. Check left hook lands for Fury. Fury is dominating Wilder with his Boxing ability. Fury 10-9, 78-74.
Round 9: Fury comes out with a swagger like he knows he has Wilder befuddled. Wilder misses on the home run right hand, BUT THEN WILDER LANDS THE NEXT RIGHT AND IT DROPS FURY! Wilder rushes forward after Fury gets to his feet and Fury lands a nice counter left. Wilder tries a windmill right hand and is missing on a lot of big shots! Fury sticks his tongue at Wilder and makes a lot of faces. Both fighters get in an exchange to end the round. Wilder 10-8.
Round 10: Fury jabs to the body to start the round. Fury is walking to Wilder and Wilder is backing up. Now Wilder decides to stand his ground and Fury lands a one-two on his guard. Fury steps in with two jabs but they don’t land. Fury lands a jab at center ring and then backs Wilder to the ropes. Left uppercut lands for Fury on the inside. Wilder throws back but misses on his shots. Two hard jabs land clean for Fury. Now Fury lands a solid one-two. Wilder won’t be able to take many more of those. WIlder misses on two big shots as he goes into a rage! Fury 10-9, 96-93.
Round 11: Wilder leads with a jab to the body. Now both fighters stand at center ring but neither throw anything for about 20 seconds. Wilder misses on a big left hook, then the follow up flurry. Fury feints and flicks another jab at Wilder. Wilder steps in with a left hook and makes contact. Now a straight right to the body lands for Wilder. Fury steps back in and flicks another jab and a short combination. Fury 10-9.
Round 12: Last round. Wilder needs a knockout to win on my card, or at least a few knock downs. Fury stands center ring and holds court. Fury flicks a jab that falls short. MONSTER RIGHT HAND LANDS FOR WILDER THAT DROPS FURY HARD! FURY’S EYES ARE GLAZED OVER AS HE LAYS FLAT ON THE CANVAS! FURY GETS UP RIGHT AT THE COUNT OF 10 WHEN HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS OUT COLD! REFEREE LETS IT CONTINUE! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON??!!! Wilder lands a hard left hook! Fury ties him up! Wilder tries to launch an assault and Fury gets in a counter right hand. Now Fury throws a shot and Wilder ties him up. THIS IS A FIGHT! Fury pops a jab, steps in an throws a short combination. It’s over! Wilder 10-8, but it’s not enough on my card. I’ve got it for Fury, 114-112.