Tyson Fury said he’s trilogy fight win over Deontay Wilder on Saturday cemented his standing as the best fighter of his generation and slammed his American opponent for being a “sore loser”.

Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round, retaining his WBC title in a thrilling conclusion to a superlative heavyweight trilogy.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) finished Wilder for the second straight time in their trilogy, but only after a wild back-and-forth bout featuring five combined knockdowns.

Wilder (42-2-1) absorbed enormous punishment and appeared to be physically drained for much of the bout, but the veteran champion showed his toughness while still throwing power shots on weary legs.

Fury criticised Wilder after the fight for refusing to shake his hand.

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