Deontay Wilder was taken straight to hospital after his defeat to Tyson Fury.
The British heavyweight dethroned Wilder in stunning fashion in their rematch in Las Vegas, with Fury scoring two knockdowns before the towel was thrown in by the beaten champion’s corner in the seventh round.
Wilder had blood pouring from his left ear and never recovered from a third-round knockdown.
The Bronze Bomber was forced to miss the post-fight press conference, as he was transported to hospital.
Wilder did give an interview in the ring after the fight and criticised his own corner for throwing in the towel.
‘I’m doing good. Things like this happen,’ Wilder said.
‘The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I was ready to go out on my shield.
‘I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight. I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior.
‘He had a great performance and we will be back stronger.
‘Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it.
‘You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications.
‘But we’ll come back stronger next time around.
‘This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.’
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