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Deontay Wilder released his first statement following his KO loss to Tyson Fury on Saturday night.

The “Gypsy King” and the “Bronze Bomber” produced a legendary battle for the ages as they were both taken down twice before Fury won by KO in the 11th round.

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Fury KOd Wilder to retain heavyweight title

Wilder wrote on social media: “Wow, what a hell of a night!

“Above all, I want to thank God for allowing me to give the world another part of me that is driven by passion and determination.

“I want to thank my team and my fans for staying by my side throughout this long process.

“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed with the outcome, but after thinking about my trip, I now see that what God wanted me to experience is much bigger than I expected.

Deontay Wilder breaks silence, congratulates Tyson Fury with first statement after knockout loss, ‘Gypsy King’ responds

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Wilder fought valiantly in defeat

“We didn’t win, but a wise man once said that victories are part of the lessons. I’ve learned that sometimes you have to lose to win.

“Although I wanted the win, I loved seeing the fans win even more.

“I hope I have proven that I am a real warrior and a real king in this sport.

“I hope WE have proven that no matter how hard you are touched by trials and tribulations, you can always get up to live and fight again for what you believe in.

“Last but not least, I want to congratulate Tyson Fury on his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever. “

Deontay Wilder breaks silence, congratulates Tyson Fury with first statement after knockout loss, ‘Gypsy King’ responds

Fury responded quickly

After seeing the statement, Fury responded with his own words.

He posted a handshake emoji, indicating his respect for his opponent.

Fury captioned this story: “The Greatest Trilogy of All Time.”

Deontay Wilder breaks silence, congratulates Tyson Fury with first statement after knockout loss, ‘Gypsy King’ responds

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Wilder did not initially pay tribute to his opponent, but has now done so in the elegant statement

Before the fight, there was a lot of bitterness between them as Wilder believed Fury had cheated the last time they met.

Despite this, the ‘Gypsy King’ approached him to show him respect immediately after the knockout, but was turned away.

Fury told BT Sport: “I said, ‘Nice done, mate,’ and he said, ‘I don’t want to show sportsmanship or respect.’ I said ‘No problem.’

“Very surprised. Bad loser. Idiot.”

Now Wilder has changed his tone with the chic statement.

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