VIDEO: Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury Full Fight Highlights From Controversial Draw in 2018

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's first fight in LA ended in a split draw
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's first fight in LA ended in a split draw

This Saturday, two of boxing's true giants are finally running it back after more than a year of trash talk, scorecard recriminations, and, yes, even some authentic mutual respect. Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and undefeated lineal heavyweight champ Tyson Fury fought to an entertaining but controversial split draw in December 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and before they renew their rivalry in Las Vegas, let's re-live the bang-bang pageantry of the first time the Bronze Bomber met the Gypsy King.

Wilder vs Fury Full Fight Highlights From 2018

As he always has, Fury out-boxed Wilder overall in this fight -- but what we all remember most is that thunderous one-two knockdown he sustained in the 12th and final round, the kind of combination Wilder has used to put many a heavyweight chump to bed over the course of his career. For good measure, it was the second time Fury was dropped to the canvas, brutal proof of Wilder's unmatched power.

But of course, Fury somehow managed to scrape himself off the mat both times. And when the dust had settled, the judges delivered a split draw.

Fans weren't happy about the anticlimactic nature of the ending, with many insisting that Fury still deserved a result in his favor even after dropping his two knockdown rounds, 10-8. The key, of course, is that there's no unimpeachable consensus here.

And that's why we get to watch them do it all again under the bright lights in Vegas.