TYSON FURY got up at the count of nine against Deontay Wilder because he feared his legs would buckle, his promoter Frank Warren has revealed.
Fury, 30, looked to have secured another famous world championship win on away soil as he outboxed Wilder for much of their WBC heavyweight title fight last weekend.
AP:Associated Press8 Fury looked to have been knocked out but he rose to his feet
Reuters8 Warren promotes the unbeaten heavyweight Fury
However, in the final round Wilder, 33, sent Fury crashing down to the canvas with a clubbing left-hook with just two minutes remaining.
Astonishingly Fury would beat referee Jack Reiss’ count as he rose to his feet by the count of nine – and went on to finish the round on top.
But Warren claimed on the BBC Costello and Bunce podcast that Fury could have got to his feet quicker – but he believed his legs would have betrayed him leaving the ref to stop the fight.
Warren said: “He showed what he was made of, even the knockdown, I thought it was all over in that twelfth round.
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