Tyson Fury showed plenty of respect to Deontay Wilder in the immediate aftermath of his knockout victory last February in Las Vegas.
The ‘Gypsy King’ took everybody by surprise as he floored the ‘Bronze Bomber’ in rounds three and five before prompting his corner to throw in the towel during the seventh.
Footage emerged from after the straight after bout as Fury is crowned WBC champion.
First though, he goes over to Wilder and tells him: “What a fighter, what a fighter you are.
“Anybody you land on–
“Let me tell you something, in that first round, dynamite.
“God bless you and your family.”
The fight began with Fury living up to his word and taking it to Wilder from the off.
In the third, he smashed home a right hand to the side of the champion’s head which sent him scrambling down to the canvas.
He followed this up by flooring him again with a body shot in the round five.
Then, come the seventh, Fury backed Wilder up into a corner, hammered home a straight right and began to unleash combinations, prompting the towel to be thrown in.
Referee Kenny Bayless separated the fighters and Fury was crowned king of the world again.
Since then Wilder has spoken out and accused Fury of cheating in the contest.
In the video, Wilder alleged the Brit tampered with his gloves to put his fist in an improper position.
He added that he believes Fury had a hard object concealed within his gloves to deal extra damage.
The American next claimed his water was spiked with muscle relaxers before the fight, potentially by his own co-trainer Breland.
He also pushed further accusations of disloyalty at Breland – who threw in the towel to end the bout – as well as placing some blame on referee Kenny Bayless.