He said Fury "might start believing and dreaming about those hundreds of millions of pounds, about the legacy he is going to leave behind, and about the wins he can have". I was slipping and sliding. "I thought I put on a good show and the fans got what they paid for".
"Either September 21 or October 5, I think I'm back in NY and we're going to have another fight, then we're going to hunt down Deontay Wilder", Fury told BT Sport. It could put anybody away.
Fury fought in a conventional stance throughout the first and picked apart Schwarz (24-1, 16 KO) with a Gatlin gun-like jab and controlled the distance.
Fury's fine reflexes and head movement meant the German's last attack made no impact, and he then went down for the first time when he took a straight right while trapped against the ropes.
"I got a big man out of there by switching it up".
Biob Arum: I was won over by humble Tyson Fury
The contest was scored 115-111 for Wilder , 114-112 for Fury and 113-113. Boxing has helped me to stay on the street, not to get into trouble.
"There is no heavyweight in the world that can beat him, now that he is in shape", Arum said.
So yeah, if you are a real-life boxer, do you really want to recreate one of Hollywood's most famous boxer-getting-absolutely-battered-in-the-ring-then-dying moments for your fight?
Fury's British promoter Frank Warren said it was "highly probable" a rematch with American Wilder would take place early next year. Fury instead signed a mega-deal with Top Rank to co-promote him and bring his fights to ESPN platforms, which kicked off with the heavily publicized fight with Schwarz on ESPN+. At least as many of them were watching this fight between an entertaining Englishman and an anonymous German, which had been viewed here as an alien curiosity on U.S. desert soil.
Fury was stripped of the belts and was out of the ring for 31 months dealing with drug and alcohol issues, massive weight gain and mental health problems that had him on the verge of suicide.
"If Wilder and Fury fight each other next February or March, that is prime v prime and that, at the top of the heavyweight cannon, is one of the rarest things in boxing".
Fury is as confident as Arum that he will be the one to emerge supreme from this evolution of the heavyweight division.