Donte Wilder has paid tribute to Tyson Fury in his first public statement since losing the WBC heavyweight title showdown in Las Vegas.
Yours won the third match between the couple at the T-Mobile Arena, eventually knocking out the American in the 11th round, sending each man to the canvas.
After the defeat, Wilder initially refused to acknowledge his opponent’s victory, saying he had no respect for the British heavyweight, and that there was a lot of bad blood on his trio between rival camps.
However, Wilder has now accepted the results, and has vowed to return to the color of a strong man.
“Wow, what a night!” Wilder wrote on social media.
“I would like to thank God first and foremost 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 supporting me in this long process.
“I would lie if I said I wasn’t disappointed with the results, but after considering my journey, I now see that God wants me to experience more than I expected.
“We didn’t win, but one wise man once said that victories are in the lessons. I have learned that sometimes you have to lose to win.
“Although, I wanted the win that I enjoyed winning the fans even more. Hopefully, I proved that I am a true warrior and a true king in this game.
I would like to congratulate ps gypsyking101 on their victory and thank them for the great historical memories that will last forever.Donte Wilder.
“Hopefully, we have proven that no matter how many difficulties and trials you face, you can always choose to survive and fight again for what you believe in.”
“Last but not least I would like to congratulate @ gypsyking101 for their victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever.”
After the victory, Rosh said that he left no doubt that he is the best heavyweight of the era, his record now stands at 31-0-1, with 22 KOs.