Following his stunning knockout loss to Tyson Fury in Las Vegas, Deontay Wilder was transported to the hospital.
In a contest that could be a candidate for fight of the year, the American was knocked down three times. After Wilder was heavily downed for the third and final time in the 11th round, referee Russell Mora quickly stopped the fight.
Wilder was defeated for the second time in a row by the Brit, who retained his WBC title, and the American will now undergo precautionary testing in the hospital.
Wilder, 35, will not be held overnight, according to his manager Shelly Finkel, who claims he is in good condition.
‘Was messaging with Wilder’s manager,’ tweeted boxing journalist Dan Rafael.
Said Deontay is OK and won’t be staying overnight at the hospital.’
Wilder himself did speak after the fight, insisting he wasn’t sure what went wrong.
‘I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough tonight,’ he said. ‘I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277 pounds to be a ballet dancer.
‘He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.’
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