Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury believes that he won at least ten rounds in last December’s clash with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.
Fury felt that he only lost two rounds in the contest – likely the rounds where he was knocked down, nine and twelve.
The contest, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.
The rematch appeared to be on course, but then it fell apart after Fury signed an exclusive deal with ESPN and Top Rank.
He claimed the deal was necessary to protect himself after going to a draw with Wilder.
“I’ve done everything I had to do. I won the fight quite clearly, 10 rounds to two. If you’re not going to win on 10 rounds to two, then it’s highly impossible that you’re going to win overseas,” Fury told GQ Magazine.
“Maybe if I win 12 out of 12, I might get another draw. Who knows? Wilder needs to improve – drastically. I had fun in there. If that’s hell, it’s not a very scary place. Yeah, he’s the hardest puncher in the world, but you don’t really feel the punches when you’re in a boxing fight. I think your adrenaline’s pumping that much and you’re in the moment, you don’t feel them until the next day really.
“You see everything – if you focus on your opponent. Getting hit is part of the job. That’s it. You get hit by a big heavyweight in the right place and you go over. Simple as.”
As far as Fury’s next opponent, that is up in the air. Several names have been kicked around like Joseph Parker and Kubrat Pulev.
Fury is not concerned with the opponent, he’s willing to fight anyone.
“I’ll just fight anybody, the local binman, anyone as long as I can keep active and keep busy,” Fury said.
“It’s not the boxing that drives me, it’s the training. When the boxing’s done, I will always continue to train and that will keep me well, mentally and physically. I thought it was the boxing that does that, but I’ve realised it isn’t. It took me a long time to figure that out, 20 years.”