Deontay Wilder, the world-famous American professional boxer, has finally broken his silence after losing to Tyson Fury during their WBC heavyweight title showdown in Las Vegas over the weekend.
In a message posted on his verified Instagram page, the boxer stated that although he is unhappy that he lost the fight, he learnt some lessons from the loss.
The 35-year-old was stopped in the 11th round after being knocked down twice by Fury. Following his defeat, Wilder snubbed Fury who wanted to embrace him in the spirit of sportsmanship.
However, in his recent post, Wilder congratulated Fury and thanked him for ‘the great historical memories that will last forever.’
The boxer wrote, “Wow, what a hell of a night! I would like to first and foremost thank God for allowing me to give the world another part of me that’s driven with passion and determination.
"I would like to thank my team and my fans for sticking by my side through this long process. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed in the outcome but after reflecting on my journey, I now see that what God wanted me to experience is far greater than what I expected to happen.
“We didn’t get the win but a wise man once said the victories are within the lessons. I’ve learned that sometimes you have to lose to win. Although, I wanted the win I enjoyed seeing the fans win even more.
"Hopefully, I proved that I am a true Warrior and a true King in this sport. Hopefully, WE proved that no matter how hard you get hit with trials and tribulations you can always pick yourself up to live and fight again for what you believe in. Last but not least I would like to congratulate @gypsyking101 for his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever. #BomZquad #TilThisDay.”(sic)