This is what I like to see.
Deontay Wilder may have taken a loss on his record, but there were no losers in his fight with Tyson Fury. When you fight as hard as you can, show the heart of a champion and congratulate your opponent on a hard-fought win, you are a winner too.
They will talk about Wilder’s trilogy with Fury for decades to come, and Wilder had great moments in those three fights and has nothing to be ashamed of.
I love that he made no excuses for the loss and gave Fury his credit, trust me, that will go a long way in cementing Wilder’s own legacy.
Here is a part of the statement he made about the fight.
I’ve learned that sometimes you have to lose to win. Although I wanted the win, I enjoyed seeing the fans win even more. Hopefully, I proved that I am a true Warrior and a true King in this sport.
Last but not least, I would like to congratulate Tyson Fury for his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever.
Fury never seemed to take things personal with Wilder. Fury was always just promoting a fight, and when the fight was over, that was it.
I think by Wilder acknowledging that and the loss, he can now move on to even bigger and better things.
He is one of the most recognized names in American Boxing, so there are massive fights that he can have in the future. His journey isn’t done. This is just a part of it.
Every boxer has that moment where they go from fighting grocery store clerks to the big time. It is all big time for Wilder from here on out.
Good luck to him going forward, and please apologize to Mark Breland.
Flip the page for Wilder’s IG post and highlights from the fight.