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Ringside fan footage emerges of Tyson Fury’s remarkable recovery after 12th-round knockdown of Deontay Wilder

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Tyson Fury’s recovery from knocking down Deontay Wilder in the 12th round in their first fight remains one of the most incredible moments in recent boxing history.

The British ‘Gypsy King’ entered the fight having had just two comeback fights against lower level opposition following a two and a half year layoff.

Wilder was celebrating as Fury lay on the canavs

Wilder drops Fury (ringside view) from boxing

Fury’s life spiraled out of control following his title win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

He swelled up to 28 stones, battled mental health issues, and abused drugs and alcohol.

Much was promised at the start of his comeback in 2018 as Fury insisted he would become heavyweight champion again, though few truly believed him.

When he unexpectedly signed to challenge WBC champion Wilder in his third fight, the vast majority chose the American.

Wilder looked stunned as Fury started to get up

A few rounds into the fight, Fury was confusing his opponent with his evasive movement and technical boxing.

By the time they passed the halfway mark, the Briton had apparently built up a good lead.

He got scared in the ninth round as Wilder scored a knockdown, but Fury quickly got to his feet and continued.

As they entered the final round, many believed the champion needed a knockout to retain his title.

He didn’t make it, but came very, very close.

Ringside fan footage emerges of Tyson Fury's remarkable recovery after 12th-round knockdown of Deontay Wilder
Incredibly, Fury got back to his feet and fought until the final bell

With two minutes and 30 seconds on the clock, Wilder landed a right hand, followed by a left hook, which sent Fury slamming to the canvas.

He seemed certain he wouldn’t be able to beat the count, but referee Jack Reiss gave him every chance.

As the Reiss yelled “SIX,” Fury was still flat on his back.

Then, surprisingly, he stood up.

Fury fought until the final bell and was aggrieved when the judges scored the draw.

He rectified that 14 months later, however, by stopping Wilder in their 2020 rematch and then knocking him out in their trilogy.

talkSPORT will bring you live coverage of the huge world heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley on Saturday night, with our coverage starting at 7.30pm and featuring expert analysis from Ben Davison’s ringside

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