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Twitter reacts to controversial Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury draw

first_imgIt was not just the boxing world that was enthralled by what happened at the Staples Center, though.NBA superstar LeBron James — who calls the venue home now as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers — branded the bout the “funniest/craziest thing” he’s seen!Man that was the funniest/craziest fight I’ve ever seen in my life. What the H-E-L-L just happened?!?!?!— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 2, 2018The good news for LeBron and the rest of us is that both Fury and Wilder suggested they would be keen for a rematch next year. Join DAZN and watch Canelo plus more than 100 fight nights a yearFury was the busier of the two throughout, but WBC champion Wilder recorded two knockdowns, the second of them coming in a dramatic 12th round when his rival appeared to be out for the count, only to miraculously rise in time to carry on through to the final bell.The boxing world was understandably impressed by what they witnessed — and a split-decision draw opens up the possibility of the pair doing it all over again in 2019.Heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis made the comparison to his first fight with Evander Holyfield back in March 1999, which also ended in the same result, though the former won their rematch 10 months later.Lewis tweeted: “Just goes to show how hard it is for a Brit to come to America and take someone’s belt even tho [sic] that’s what we clearly saw. Big up to @Tyson_Fury who never ceases to amaze me. Hold ur [sic] head high!”He also praised Fury’s performance, adding: “I just saw @Tyson_Fury come back from drugs, depression, two years of inactivity and massive weight loss to outbox the WBC Heavyweight champion, who was gifted a draw! In a rematch, I can only imagine that he will be even better prepared.”This #WilderFury judging takes me back to my first fight with @holyfield Just goes to show how hard it is for a Brit to come to America and take someone’s belt even tho that’s what we clearly saw. Big up to @Tyson_Fury who never ceases to amaze me. Hold ur head high! — Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) December 2, 2018However, another famous name felt Wilder should have won after he “brought the fight all night.” That was the opinion of George Foreman, who also credited Fury for doing a “great job” in what was just his third outing since beating Wladimir Klitschko just over three years ago,Wilder brought the fight all night. Fury did a great job “ShowTime”; but he didn’t Win tonight. Stop indoctrinating. We see what see— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) December 2, 2018Andre Ward branded the 115-111 scorecard in Wilder’s favor as “terrible” but was not completely surprised by the outcome. After all, this is the sport of boxing.The two-weight world champion posted: “A draw, I understand (even tho I feel Fury won by a 2 or 3 rds). With 2 knockdowns & round here or there for Wilder and you have a draw in some people’s eyes. But 115-111 for Wilder is terrible, just terrible !! That’s what’s wrong with boxing. Fury’s stock went up !!!!!”Hmmmm.— Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward) December 2, 2018Fury appeared to be knocked out cold in the final round before somehow rising in time to continue.His powers of recovery certainly impressed WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who compared the Briton to a famous WWE wrestler: “He got knocked out and got up like the Undertaker”.He got knocked out and got up like the undertaker— Terence Crawford (@budcrawford402) December 2, 2018Manny Pacquiao is looking forward to seeing a second chapter in the Wilder-Fury story after watching “two great heavyweights trading shots”.”Respect to Fury for sticking to his game plan and to Wilder for closing the gap with two huge knockdowns! Can’t wait to see the rematch,” Pacquaio wrote.What a fight! Two great heavyweights trading shots. #WilderFury— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) December 2, 2018Join DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 After plenty of bad blood in the buildup, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury let their fists do the talking in their heavyweight bout on Saturday.The two big men combined to put on a spectacle for both the Staples Center crowd and a global audience watching on in their homes, though the judges did their best to spoil it with their confusing scorecards.last_img read more


first_imgWell known community activist Martin McDermott has announced his intention to run in next year’s local elections for Fianna Fáil in Inisowen. This will come as no surprise in political circles as Martin comes from a strong Fianna Fáil lineage and has been a member of the party for the past 15 years.Nominated in July by Culdaff, Malin, Malin Head and Glengad Cumann, Martin believes that a combination of his grounding and experience as a community activist, his commonsense approach and hard work ethic will serve him well in representing the people of Inishowen. The son of Mary and John McDermott, he has played a significant role in local community activities over the years and has led successful fundraising initiatives for national and local projects including the RNLI and Glengad football club.Most recently, Martin played a leading role in a campaign to save the Malin Head Coastguard Station and to preserve teacher ratios in local DEIS schools.His steadfast commitment to local community work and volunteering includes a passion for Glengad Football Club, Community Centre and Youth Club and he organises the annual Glengad Community Clean Up.Martin is the youngest of a family of 10 and has been married to Sheila for the past 12 years. They have 2 daughters Alishia who is 7 and Sophie who is 5. Although Martin has worked in Ashley Martin for the past 19 years, he also manages to play a key role on a number of voluntary management committees of local and countywide organisations such as Inishowen Development Partnership, Action Inishowen, Inishowen Tourism and Donegal County Childcare. He believes that his participation in a variety of activities across the Peninsula give him a solid grounding in the real issues impacting on people at present.Martin says “I am delighted and humbled to be put forward as candidate for my local party convention. I would like to thank all those who have placed their trust in me and encouraged me to run.“It has been both a privilege and very rewarding to be involved in a variety of local activities over the years and I would relish the challenge to bring this to a different level now by representing all members of my community on matters that are important to everyday life in Inishowen”. WELL-KNOWN INISHOWEN MAN TO RUN IN ELECTIONS was last modified: October 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:electionInishowenMartin McDermottlast_img read more