Completing an improbable turn from flashy villain to inspirational advocate over the past 11 months, Fury never ran out of gas and looked every bit the prime fighter he was three years ago this week in the last time he appeared in a fight this big when he shocked the world to upset Wladimir Klitschko.
According to the Mirror, he said: "I'm going to give it to the poor and I'm going to build homes for the homeless".
There was one title change in a special match held in Montreal prior to the pay-per-view's start, as Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Adonis Stevenson in the 11th round to become the new WBC light heavyweight champion. I came back from suicide and mental depression and substance abuse. "Ole AJ wanted no part of that right hand".
"We're on away soil, I got knocked down twice - but I still believe I won the fight", Fury said.
Lennox Lewis, former world heavyweight champion, said Fury was the clear victor of the bout, empathising with the "Gypsy King" as he referenced his own fight with Evander Holyfield that ended in a controversial draw back in 1999.
"I'm not going to let the decision ruin what was a good fight". He also didn't do anything to dissuade the idea that he's still the best heavyweight in the world.
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Despite being knocked down to the canvas twice by Wilder, the Gypsy King managed to get back to his feet on both occasions to continue the fight to the end, with many still scoring Fury the victor, and new WBC champion.
He said on Sportsweek: "When you are at a boxing event only three people can be the judges because they are fully concentrated in the actions".
Other sportsmen paid tribute to the efforts of both fighters, with former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand saluting Fury for how he has dealt with his personal demons. "At the count of six, Fury, who stands at 6'9" 256 pounds, rose to his feet. "I don't think he had control".
"We are two great champions", he said.
"That's as bad a decision as the first Lennox Lewis-Evander Holyfield fight (in 1999), but who am I to say anything?" Opinions were divided on the judges' decision, however, with some claiming that Fury was robbed of one of the greatest comebacks in history despite two knockdowns. Asked at the post fight press conference whether it was Jesus Christ himself who woke him up and raised him off the canvas, the typically verbose Fury was short on explanations.
But the jiving puncher looked stunned to glance back across the right at the spot where he'd dropped Fury to see the "Gypsy King" getting back to his feet. But Fury went down again - and almost everybody thought it was for good.
A win for Wilder would have likely set up a blockbuster world heavyweight unification title bout next year against the 22-0 Briton, a fight the American has long sought.