Deontay Wilder issued a statement to Tyson Fury after the defeat of TKO.

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Deontay Wilder returns to the drawing board. The former heavyweight champion lost for the second time to Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on Saturday night, when the “king of the gypsies” stopped him in the 11th round by knockout.

Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) had the opportunity to challenge Fury for the third time when the referee gave him a return match after his defeat by knockout in February 2020. After about 20 months of training, growing up focusing only on Fury, Wilder knocked him out in the fourth round almost in the fourth round. But Fury managed to get up and keep him out before scoring another knockdown in the 10th and 11th rounds.

Wilder did not speak to the media after the loss, but issued a brief statement in a post-match press release.

“I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough,” Wilder said. “I am not sure what happened. I know she did certain things during rehearsals, and I knew she did not come to ballet in 277. He came to lean on me, to try to drive me rough. “He succeeded.”

The 35-year-old Wilder looked much better than his previous attempts against Fury, but that was still not enough. New coach Malik Scott was heard telling him at some point during the rounds that he would wake up proud of his efforts.

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