Minutes after he suffered a devastating defeat in the hands of Tyson Fury in the 11th round, Deontay Wilder has been rushed to the hospital.
The Alabama born American was knocked down three times before being counted out in the 11th round after he kissed the canvas a fourth time.
ESPN reported that the 35-year-old resilient former WBC champion was transported to a Las Vegas hospital for precautionary reasons.
As a result, Wilder was understandably absent at the post-fight press conference.
Fury came, topless with his WBC and Ring Magazine belts.
He voiced his concern for Wilder.
“Wilder is a tough guy with a big heart to keep going, I think a doctor got in the ring and checked him.
“He took a lot of punishment and that puts miles on the clock – but so did I.”
Wilder was dropped in round three and only merely survived to make it to the corner.
But he retaliated in the fourth, dropping Fury twice in the fourth.
The Gypsy King, 33, then picked himself up to take control of the match.
He knocked down Wilder in the tenth. And in the 11th, closed the bout with a devastating KO