Deontay Wilder suffered his first professional heavyweight boxing defeat against Tyson Fury in Las Vegas, in a rematch of their 2018 bout.
Both men engaged each other in what was dubbed the biggest heavyweight fight of this era and it was the Briton who many felt won the first fight that knocked out the American.
Fury was crowned champion for the second time after Wilder's camp threw in the towel following a 7th round onslaught by Tyson Fury who had previously dropped Wilder in the third and fifth round.
Clearly the dominant fighter that night, Fury was outstanding from the first round till he won and even got the Bronze Bomber bleeding through his mouth and ears.
Despite the significant damage done to him, Wilder was furious at his camp after they called off the fight when he was under attack from the Manchester-born Fury.
Speaking after the fight, Wilder said he wished his camp had let him go the full length despite the bleeding which was becoming too serious.
"Things like this happen. My corner threw in the towel but I'm a warrior, I wish they let me go out on my shield," Deontay Wilder told BT Sport Box Office.
"I make no excuses tonight. We'll come back even stronger.
"This is what boxing's all about, the best must fight the best. The best man won on the night. My coach threw in the towel but I'm ready to go out on my shield.
"I had a lot of things go on coming into this fight but it is what it is.
"I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield, I'm a warrior. But he [Fury] did what he did and there's no excuses."
Meanwhile, the new champ, Tyson Fury, gave a shout out to Deontay while addressing the crowd after his win.
"Big shout out to Deontay Wilder, he showed the heart of a champion. He will be back and will be a champion again," Tyson Fury told BT Sport Box Office.
"The king has returned."