Who Won Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 1? Results, Stats, Scorecards, Purses, and Full Fight

Published 09/18/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


In December 2018, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fought for the first time. This contest went the distance and both the boxers went all out against each other. Also, this bout was regarded as the actual comeback fight of Tyson Fury in the boxing universe. Did he win and what was the final outcome?

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Wilder vs Fury 1 ended with a split decision draw after a 36-minute war. The judges scored the bout, 113-113, 115-111, and 112-114.

‘The Gypsy King’ impressed many pundits and fans with his fiery jabs and movements. In fact, he stayed active until the last gong and it seemed as if he’d go for 12-rounds more if permitted. Yet, many felt that he was robbed in this fight.

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As the fight began, Fury kept going ahead and used his hand speed and movements to get ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in his range and collect his points. On the other hand, Wilder, who was looking for one fight-ending blow, seemed gassed in the later rounds.

The Alabama native struck Fury twice in this fight, but Fury still managed to survive the wrath of Wilder‘s power.

To everyone’s surprise, Fury went down to the canvas in round 12 after Wilder caught him with a huge right hand. Just when everyone thought the fight was over, ‘The Gypsy King’ rose and continued fighting.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder – How much money did both the fighters make?

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Fury vs Wilder’s clash went down as one of the best contests in 2018. The fans distinguished themselves by picking their winner after this bout was termed as a draw. But later, in Compubox’s punch stats, it was revealed that Tyson Fury edged over Deontay Wilder in every department.

Despite the results, both the boxers made a fortune for themselves. The exact figures aren’t available, but ahead of the fight, Wilder was guaranteed $4 million, and Fury was guaranteed $3 million.

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Overall, this contest fared way better than expected. Even today, it has the ability to gives goosebumps to anyone watching. Who did you pick as the winner of this fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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