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Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury's Boxing Match Ended In A Draw And Some People Aren't Happy About The Result

"This decision is boxing at its typical worst."

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So last night was the big sporting event that a lot of boxing fans were looking forward to: the first heavyweight title pay-per-view bout in America since 2002.

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American Deontay Wilder fought British boxer Tyson Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in front of an audience of nearly 18,000 people.

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The buildup to the match was pretty explosive. Both fighters are big personalities, and there wasn't a shortage of trash talk leading up to the big event.

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Well, the match went to 12 rounds and ended with a draw, meaning that Wilder retained his title. But not everybody thinks that was the right result.

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Some people just couldn't believe it.

My reaction to that decision #WilderFury

Fury absolutely schooled Wilder, no idea how it ended a draw.

Fury had 8 to 9 rounds. That decision is boxing at its typical worst. Great show of professionalism by both fighters. Bring on the rematch. #WilderFury

Fury's trainer, Ben Davison, had a very strong position on the result.

He's truly gutted. #WilderFury #bbcboxing

Trying to figure out how a judge scored the fight 115-111 Wilder ๐Ÿค” #WilderFury

As did three-time world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, who weighed in on the match.

This #WilderFury judging takes me back to my first fight with @holyfield Just goes to show how hard it is for a Brit to come to America and take someoneโ€™s belt even tho thatโ€™s what we clearly saw. Big up to @Tyson_Fury who never ceases to amaze me. Hold ur head high! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ฅ

The expression on Wilder's face when he sees Fury getting up is legendary. #WilderFury

There were some theories about who was judging the match.

115-111 Wilder ๐Ÿ˜ณ #WilderFury

The judge who scored it to Wilder checking the two other cards before deciding raise hell #WilderFury

Some fans felt like this draw was the perfect setup for a lucrative rematch.

Wilder and Fury in the locker room after the fight talking about how the bags are gonna look for the rematch. #WilderFury

Heavyweight boxing hasnt had this much interest in a long time. Of course its a draw. Best for business. Bring on the rematch. #WilderFury

In spite of the result, a lot of people were really proud of Tyson Fury.

After a truly inspirational journey back from drink, drugs & depression, @Tyson_Fury puts on a performance that will inspire millions! I thought he won the fight, but the draw means nothing. Heโ€™s already won. Congratulations mate! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ #sobriety

Amazing dressing room footage ๐ŸŽฅ @Tyson_Fury consoles all of his team-mates, family and friends moments after a controversial split-decision draw... This just shows the strength of the man ๐Ÿ‘

And Fury seemed to take the draw really well. He even treated the post-match press conference to an impromptu performance.

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ he just boxed 12 rounds, nearly got KOโ€™d, got robbed on the cards.... and he still wants to sing #wilderfury

Bring on the rematch.


Ade Onibada is a junior reporter at BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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