The build-up to the long-awaited WBC world heavyweight title rematch between champion, Deontay Wilder, from the US, and the 'Gypsy King', British boxer Tyson Fury, in Las Vegas earlier tonight, promised fight fans a gripping encounter, and that's exactly what they got, but, once more, the pair could not be separated, and the bout ended in another draw.
Fury, 31, who was disappointed with the 'draw' outcome last time the pair fought in December 2018, had earlier spoken about his intention to "knock Wilder out this time", so that judges' decisions would not be needed, but this appeared to have been merely bravado, as, from the first bell, the two fighters were locked together in what was a desperate struggle.
Wilder gripped Fury, and the latter hugged the former. When the latter wasn't hugging the former, the former was hugging the latter, and the latter was gripping the former.
It was that kind of a bout.
Towards the end of Round 15, someone shouted:
"Throw a punch, somebody!"
But neither boxer did. They held each other in so much awe, that neither one of them dare relinquish his grasp on the other.
During the whole fight, not a single punch was thrown.
The three judges had no choice but to find it a draw.
Boxing experts waxed lyrically about the fight using all kinds of flowery language, but the truth is, that, not wanting to lose, both men clung onto what they had, and that was the other man.
There'll, no doubt, be yet another money-spinning rematch sometime in the future.