Judges scored the fight a split decision draw, though the majority of boxing fans and pundits believed the Gypsy King outclassed the Bronze Bomber.
Both men instantly called for a rematch at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where they labelled themselves as the best two heavyweights on the planet.
Fury, 30, dazzled against the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist as he outboxed the American, where he showed his heart after climbing off the canvas twice.
The former WBA, WBO and IBF champion somehow rose to his feet in the 12th round after being on the end of a brutal combination by Wilder.
But even after the setback in the final three minutes, it was still expected he would be crowned the new WBC champ following a masterful performance.
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However it wasn't to be for Fury, with Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno left disgusted by the verdict, while Floyd Mayweather was also shocked by the score cards.
But even though he was robbed of one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history, Fury remained upbeat and in a jolly mood as he consoled his friends and family.
Speaking to his team, he simply said, "listen, don't worry about it," as the likes of Ricky Hatton and Isaac Lowe comforted him.
And he showed his jolly mood in the post-fight press conference, as he belted out American Pie along with trainer Ben Davison.
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