While it looked like the bad blood between the two would come to an end after the trilogy concluded, that certainly wasn't the case.
In a post-fight interview with BT Sport, Tyson Fury revealed what Deontay Wilder said to him when the victorious Englishman went in to shake hands with 'The Bronze Bomber'. Fury revealed:
"I said, 'well done.' He said, 'I don't want to show any sportsmanship or respect.' I said, 'no problem!'... [I was] very surprised, sore loser, an idiot. Do you know what? To be a top fighting man, you gotta show guts and respect, and he couldn't do it tonight."
Watch Tyson Fury's in-ring interview below:
Here's the footage of 'The Gypsy King' approaching Deontay Wilder after the fight:
After an eleven-round slugfest, Tyson Fury eventually landed a huge right hand while backing Wilder on the ropes. The referee immediately stopped the fight after witnessing Wilder collapse to the mat in dreadful fashion.
Here's a video of the knockout below:
Tyson Fury claimed that he is the greatest heavyweight of his era
In the post-fight interview, Tyson Fury stated that he is the greatest heavyweight boxer of this generation. While commending Deontay Wilder, he said:
"One hundred percent. Am I the greatest heavyweight of my era? Without a doubt. Number one, numero uno. Look what I've done! I came to America me last six fights, I've fought the most devastating puncher in history of our sport. Not once, not twice but three times. Danger, danger man."
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Watch the clip from the interview below: