Updated: 12th October 2021,
Lewis Hamilton has given plenty of credit to Tyson Fury after his KO win over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night.
The ‘Gypsy King’ and ‘Bronze Bomber’ produced a legendary fight for the ages as they were both downed twice before Fury won by knockout in round 11.
Earlier this year, Fury made a dig at Hamilton, who has received a knighthood, when talking about his own lack of honours in the UK.
Fury remarked to the Mail about the lack of recognition in his own country where, “unlike Lewis Hamilton I live and pay taxes which went up to £9million last year.”
Despite this jibe, Hamilton said of the fight: “You can’t deny the Fury.
“He’s worked through all the lows to remain on top.
“No matter what he’s said about me, I have huge respect for the work and commitment and sacrifice it takes to be number one.
“Congrats champ, blessings to you and your family. Enjoy this time, you’ve earnt it.”
Hamilton has previously dismissed questions over his tax affairs, telling The Sunday Times back in 2014: “What people don’t realise is that I pay tax here [in the UK], but I don’t earn all my money here.
“I race in 19 different countries, so I earn my money in 20 different places and I pay tax in several different places, and I pay a lot here as well.
“I am contributing to the country and, not only that, I help keep a team of more than 1,000 people employed.”