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Tyson Fury slams 'disrespectful' Deontay Wilder after thrilling fight victory

Tyson Fury has accused Deontay Wilder of refusing to show "sportsmanship" following their epic trilogy fight.

The Gypsy King knocked out Wilder in the penultimate round to retain the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas but accused his opponent of rejecting his respectful words following the bout.

Fury said: "I'm not going to make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter.

"He gave me a real run for my money tonight, and I always said I'm the best in the world and he's the second best.

"He's got no love for me, Deontay Wilder, because you know why, because I beat him three times.

"I'm a sportsman. I went over to him to show some love and respect and he didn't want to give it back. That's his problem."

The dramatic fight saw the boxers on the canvas on a combine five occasions and Fury credits his trainer SugarHill Steward for helping him though the contest.

The British boxer told BT Sport Box Office: "I've got to say thank you to my trainer SugarHill, because if it wasn't for Sugar, America's own, Detroit's own, I wouldn't have got through that fight tonight.

"He told me. He said, 'Get your jab working big dog, and throw that right hand down the middle. Only the big dogs pull it out late on in fights.'

"I said, 'Yes, I've got you,' and I went and pulled it out of the bag."

Fury is yet to taste defeat in 32 professional fights and suggested that a second win against Wilder (the first bout was a controversial draw) confirms his status as one of the sport's greats.

He said: "I'm now the greatest heavyweight of my era, without a doubt.

"No 1. Look what I've done.

"I've come to America my last six fights and fought the most devastating puncher in the history of our sport.

"Not once, not twice, but three times."

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