Wilder, who retained his WBC heavyweight belt, knocked Fury down in Rounds 9 and 12.
Fury looked finished when Wilder put him flat on his back with two minutes left in the fight, but he rose and made it to the bell.
From cutting blistering promos on one another to signature poses and catchphrases, Wilder and Fury have brought almost every major pro wrestling element into their high-profile feud for the WBC Heavyweight Championship.
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'I think Deontay was the first champion, he was champion before Joshua.
The two undefeated heavyweights have combined for 58 knockouts in their 67 career fights, with Deontay Wilder holding the majority of those finishes with 39.
Going into the championship rounds, Fury's sharp head movement showed no signs of waning, making the champion miss with wild windmills, although he did connect with a huge body shot, that Fury took in his stride. After a few seconds he then approached the champion and shared an embrace with Wilder, which melted the hearts of the watching millions.
That makes him slightly shorter than Fury, who is 6ft 9in.