An underdog going into the fight with big hitter Deontay Wilder, Fury rose from the canvas after being floored in the final round - a move which was described as "miraculous" by journalists. They are just borrowed belts.
Boxer Tyson Fury, priced at 100/1 a few weeks ago in the Sports Personality of the Year betting, is now fourth favourite to win the covetted BBC prize. These are the kinds of platforms heavyweight boxing in America hasn't been featured on since at least Lennox Lewis reigned as champion more than a decade ago.
The unbeaten Briton, whose camp failed to reach agreement with Wilder's for a 2018 showdown, has now responded to those comments and said he is ready to face either of his heavyweight rivals.
But the hall-of-fame promoter reckons either fight will feel flat in comparison to a potential rematch between Fury and Wilder. Me and Fury did it like true champions.More news: Undocumented Trump Employee Speaks: 'He Knows' We Are 'Helping Him Make Money'
"The Gypsy King" explained how Reiss had told both fighters before the bout that they would be given every chance to prove that they could keep fighting and while a less experienced referee would have waved the fight off at the sight of Fury laying motionless on his back for a couple of seconds, Reiss stayed true to his promise and let Fury prove him right. They thought they were better than everyone. It will undoubtedly be in front of tens of thousands of fans, as are all his defenses. But Wilder and Fury have certainly stolen a little bit of Joshua's shine by taking part in an all-time great heavyweight title fight.
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The UK-based company said that a total of 9,982,144 people viewed the fight via a piracy stream, including more than 1.9 million in the USA and more than one million in the UK. They felt like they was the only ones that was running this sport. Well, we had to show them that they're not the only ones. "No one has talked about Joshua in I don't know how long and we plan on keeping it that way". Survival was then the name of the game as he saw out the rest of the fight and the decision went to the ringside judges who scored the fight 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 by the English judge. However, the allure of one of the biggest ever British fights may be enough to ensure they set their differences aside and make a deal.