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Wilder Finally Congratulates Fury

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has finally congratulated Tyson Fury, who knocked him out in the Trilogy on Sunday morning in Las Vegas.

Fury called Wilder an “idiot” and a “sore loser” after shunning him when he went to his corner for a post-match embrace.

Wilder was quoted as saying: ” I don’t respect you”

Fury said: “I went over to shake his hand and say well done and he was like ‘No, I don’t respect you’. How can you say I’ve cheated when you know in your own heart and your full team knows that you just got beat fair and square.

“He’s a sore loser, I’m sure he’s not the first one and he won’t be the last one.”

But a now softened Wilder has congratulated the Gypsy King over the victory.

“I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed,” said Wilder.

“I’ve learned that sometimes you have to lose to win.”

In a post on Instagram, the American added: “Hopefully, I proved that I am a true Warrior and a true King in this sport. Hopefully, WE proved that no matter how hard you get hit with trials and tribulations you can always pick yourself up to live and fight again for what you believe in.”

Wilder also congratulated Fury for the first time since Saturday’s fight.

He said: “Last but not least I would like to congratulate @gypsyking101 for his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever.”

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