Deontay Wilder has addressed his fans after his defeat to Tyson Fury in their WBC heavyweight title showdown in Las Vegas.
Recall that Wilder suffered the second defeat in his career after he lost his trilogy bout to his rival, Tyson Fury.
Wilder refused to hail Fury as the winner of the match as he revealed that he does not respect Fury even though he has won over him.
He has however softened his stance as he has finally congratulated Fury on his historic win.
Taking to his Instagram page, Wilder wrote: ‘Wow, what a hell of a night!’ Wilder wrote on social media.
‘I would like to first and foremost thank God for allowing me to give the world another part of me that’s driven with passion and determination.
‘I would like to thank my team and my fans for sticking by my side through this long process.
‘I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed in the outcome, but after reflecting on my journey, I now see that what God wanted me to experience is far greater than what I expected to happen.
‘We didn’t get the win, but a wise man once said the victories are within the lessons. I’ve learned that sometimes you have to lose to win.
‘Although, I wanted the win I enjoyed seeing the fans win even more. Hopefully, I proved that I am a true Warrior and a true King in this sport.
‘Hopefully, we proved that no matter how hard you get hit with trials and tribulations you can always pick yourself up to live and fight again for what you believe in.
‘Last but not least I would like to congratulate @gypsyking101 for his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever.’