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Dana White hails Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder bout

Dana White has praised the efforts of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

The UFC president was a keen observer of Saturday's fight which saw Fury triumph over his opponent by way of 11th round knockout and retain his WBC title.

And White was extremely impressed with what he saw from both men and thinks it is exactly what boxing needed .

Speaking on Dana White's Contender Series, he said: "I thought it was awesome.

"I think that the heavyweight fight that happened on Saturday.

"And let me just tell you this (first).

"Going into it, my thought process was 'for what, why?'

"You know what I mean?

"(Joshua) just got beat, and yeah, why do that.

"You know why?

"Because boxing needed that.

"Boxing needed that fight.

"It was an incredible heavyweight fight.

"I thought both guys fought their asses off.

"And for Fury to come in at 277lbs and you know fight the way that he fought.

"Get knocked down, get back up and keep fighting.

"It was just, it was exactly what boxing needed.

"So, [I am] glad it happened and congratulations to both of them, everybody involved and the sport of boxing."

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