Deontay Wilder has broken his hand as he was knocked out by Tyson Fury in the eleventh round of their bout.
The pair completed their trilogy series in the early hours of Sunday Morning, with Fury emerging victories for the second time.
Having found himself on the canvas twice during their clash, Wilder showed his heart by getting back to his feet on both occasions.
But Wilder came unstuck in the eleventh when he hit the canvas hard following a brutal blow, and the referee immediately waved the fight off.
But it has now been confirmed that Wilder suffered a broken hand during the clash.
Wilder appeared to be bleeding from his ear following the final bell, and he was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
While his co-manager Shelly Finkel had originally confirmed the fighter is 'fine' after being checked out, it has now been confirmed that Wilder suffered a broken bone in the bout.
"I did my best, but it wasn't good enough tonight," the Bronze Bomber admitted after the bell.
"I'm not sure what happened.
"I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn't come in at 277 pounds to be a ballet dancer. He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded."
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It was only Wilder's second defeat of his career, and both have come at the hands of the Gypsy King.
Fury, on the other hand, remains undefeated, and the pair's 2018 scorecard draw is the only blot in his copybook.
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