Wilder vs Fury results: LIVE stream play-by-play updates – MMA Mania
WBC Heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, will look to make it 40 knockouts in 41 fights this evening (Sat., Dec. 1, 2018) when he collides with the venerable Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of the Wilder-Fury main event below. The Showtime Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) begins at 9 p.m. ET, with the main event starting closer to midnight.
Wilder (40-0, 39 KO) passed his stiffest test to date in March, stopping Cuban knockout artist Luis Ortiz after 10 brutal rounds. This will be the eighth defense of his title.
Fury (27-0, 19 KO), meanwhile, once held four different Heavyweight belts after downing Wladimir Klitschko in one of the more surprising upsets in recent years. Mental health issues cost him his titles and kept him out of action for the next two years. He returned in June and has picked up a pair of get-well victories.
Before the four-fight Showtime Boxing PPV main card, which includes the likes of Ortiz and unified Super Welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd, Showtime will feature another top-notch title fight pitting WBC Light Heavyweight Adonis Stevenson against undefeated challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
Heavyweight: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury — Split Draw (115-111, 110-114, 113-113)
Light Middleweight: Jarrett Hurd def. Jason Welborn via knockout (liver shot) in round four
Heavyweight: Luis Ortiz def. Travis Kauffman via technical knockout in round 10
Heavyweight: Joe Joyce def. Joe Hanks via knockout in round one
Heavyweight Championship: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury
Round one: Wilder throwing early. Fury clinches after avoiding a right hand. Wilder backs him to the corner, can’t land before Fury clinches. Fury popping his jab out. Already taunting. Wilder tries to open up, eats a right hand and lands a left hook. This is better than I thought it’d be so far. Wilder whiffs on an overhand and gets buzzed by a right from Fury. 10-9 Fury.
Round two: Jab from Wilder. Fury answering with his own. One minute in. Wilder tries a 3-2. Jab from Fury, right hand blocked. Fury still taunting. Good sweries of jabs from Fury. Right hand downstairs. One minute to go. Wilder 1-2 goes high. Left hand lands for Wilder, Fury holds. Wilder connects with a glancing right. 10-9, 20-18 Fury.
Round three: Long jab lands for Fury. Wilder connects with a couple. One minute in. Wilder digs in a left downstairs. Looping right to the midsection. Fury ducks a right cross, lands a 1-2. One minute to go. Swatting right by Wilder, body shots by Fury. Clinch in the corner. Wilder lands a long left hook. 10-9, 30-27 Fury.
Round four: Back to the jab battle. Fury lands a tight hook that knocks Wilder back. One minute in. Shovel hook from Wilder catches Fury leaning. 1-1-2 from Fury, double jab. Wilder whiffs on a 1-2. One minute to go. Fury lands a series of jabs, avoids a right hand. Wilder whiffs on an overhand, lands a hook, eats a body shot. 10-9, 40-36 Fury.
Round five: Wilder just can’t land so far. Short left uppercut connects for him a minute in. Double jab from Wilder. One minute to go. Tight hook. Technical issues mean I miss the rest of the round. 10-9, 50-45 Fury.
Round six: Fury continues to cruise, keeping busy with his jab. Now he opens up a bit a minute in. Jab from Wilder. One minute to go. Fury looks to open up a bit. Jab exchanges. Short right by Wilder. 1-3 connects. Closer round. 10-9, 60-54 Fury.
Round seven: Wilder can’t do anything to him. Left hook lands.Fury lands a pair of good right hands and now Wilder is swinging freely. Fury clinches. He ducks a right hand. One minute to go. Wilder tries a 1-2-3. 1-2 by Fury. Wilder lands a jab. He whiffs on a flurry. 10-9, 70-63 Fury.
Round eight: Fury ducks another right hand. Stiff jab by Fury in return. Jab exchange. One minute to go. Fury in cruise control, not overextending. Fury showboating. One minute to go. Fury continues to land the jab. Left hook upstairs. Fury swatting him with rights behind his jabs. Wilder looks for a left hook downstairs, finally lands a combo upstairs. 10-9, 80-72 Fury.
Round nine: Right hands from Wilder land and he finally connects with one behind the ear. Fury hits the mat, but grins and looks lucid when he takes the count. Wilder swinging free, Fury clinches. He cracks Wilder with a left hook, clinch. Fury forces him back with a combination. Looping right hand by Wilder. One minute to go. Fury sticks his tongue out at Wilder. Short shots from Fury in the clinch. Check hook by Wilder. Clinch. 10-8 Wilder, 88-82 Fury.
Round ten: Fury lands a right hook, walking forward and starting to open up. Good 1-2. Fury 1-2 just misses, clinch. One minute in. Not much from Wilder this round. Uppercut from Fury splits Wilder’s guard. Wilder left hook connects soon after. One minute to go. 1-2 from Fury met by a left hook. Fury sneaks a right around the guard and they slug it out on the ropes. 10-9, 98-91 Fury.
Round eleven: Back to the jab battle. Wilder pursues, ties up. Stiff jab snaps Wilder’s head back. Clinch. One minute to go. Wilder lands a pair of hooks on the ropes. Wilder sticks a short right to the body, lands a left uppercut inside. Fury marches after him, throws on the inside, ties up. 10-9, 108-100 Fury.
Round twelve: Good right cross by Fury, but Wilder hits him with a better one that appears to knock Fury all the way out. Fury improbably wakes up in time though and now it’s windmill time. Fury ties up. Wilder throwing for his life. Huge 2-1 from Fury and now it’s Wilder clinching. Again. Wilder’s tired, backing away. Fury starting to open up. Hard combination. Wilder can’t polish him off. 10-8 Wilder, 106-100 Fury.
Final result: Split Draw