Wilder’s bitter response to Fury after fight that promoted "idiot" reaction

Tyson Fury has labelled Deontay Wilder a "sore loser" and an "idiot" after he snubbed him following victory in their epic trilogy.

Fury approached the Bronze Bomber in his corner after knocking him out in Round 11 of their thrilling bout in Vegas.

He claims he said "well done" but Wilder didn't want to exchange pleasantries with his rivals.

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Fury explained: "I said 'well done, mate' and he said 'I don't want to show any sportsmanship or respect.' I said 'No problem.' I was very surprised. Sore loser. Idiot."

He added: "He's got no love for me, Deontay Wilder, and do you know why? Because I beat him three times, but I will pray for him so that God will soften his heart."

While on the fight itself, Fury said: "It was a great fight tonight, worthy of the best trilogies.

"I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second-best.

"Don't ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver."

Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title but only after rising from the canvas twice before knocking out Wilder at the T-Mobile Arena.

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This third fight between the pair was unquestionably their bet, with Wilder the first to hit the canvas after sinking to his knees in the third round.

Wilder not only survived but turned the fight on its head in the next session with his famed right-hand decking Fury twice in the fourth.

But the exertions seemed to take their toll on Wilder and Fury regained the upper hand around the scheduled halfway stage.

Fury evened up the knockdowns in the 10th before a flurry in the penultimate round brought an end to the bout.

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