Tyson Fury sings American Pie in press conference after shock draw against Deontay Wilder

The Gypsy King was sent crashing to the canvas in the 12th but somehow picked his way back up – only to be denied a deserved win and the WBC heavyweight title.

He looked in brilliant spirits at his post-fight press conference, though.

Fury fans will know from his social media exploits that he loves nothing more than a sing-song.

And he did not disappoint again as he belted out Don McLean's classic.

Fury even got trainer Ben Davison to join in, while promoter Frank Warren was a bit more reluctant to do so.

And the Brit refused to blame the judges – particularly Alejandro Rochin who scored it 115-111 in Wilder's favour – for robbing him of his dream.

He said: "I think I had holy hands upon me to lift me back to my feet [in the 12th round] – I don't know what happened.

"It was a great fight. I am not going to complain or call him names.

"I am not the lineal champion for nothing. It was a great experience.

"A year ago today I weighed 400lbs. It is proof anyone can come back from anything.

"I am only a normal man. I was not fighting for myself. When I was down I had to get up for everyone around the world with mental health problems."

"I am not going to cry. I am going to enjoy Christmas and recalculate in January.

"We will see what our next move is."

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