Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder to keep the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas – SPORT NEWS PEDIA

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Tyson Fury delivered an exciting knockout from Deontay Wilder in the 11th

Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old has had to show all his determination and resilience to expand his unbeaten professional record to 32 fights after being flat twice in the fourth round.

Fury sent his opponent into an explosive third only to see Wilder recover, and the Briton found himself on the end of the bronze bomber’s giant right hand twice in quick succession.

Wilder held out at the end of the seventh but was still in a grueling fight on the 10th when Fury knocked him down again before delivering the final blow on the 11th to end this particular chapter of heavyweight boxing.


“I was on the ground a couple of times, I was injured. Wilder is a strong puncher,” said Fury of his opponent, who was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

“It was a great fight. I won’t find any excuses. Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I’m the best fighter in the world and he’s the second best.”

“Never doubt me. When the chips are down, I can always deliver.”

Fury shows that he will never be beaten
This may not have been the fight Fury wanted, but after a controversial tie in their first meeting in 2018 and the break in Fury’s seventh round last time, it once again delivered the blockbuster fight that saw the crowd in Las Vegas longed.

Tensions had simmered throughout the week of the fight and only continued to simmer when Wilder’s late entry kept the arena waiting before the lights finally went out and the American, who cited his elaborate and heavy ring-walk outfit as one of the excuses for his loss, Fury appeared in a simpler, fur-lined dress last year.

But what are a few minutes when a classic scramble lasts more than a year?

Fury, disguised as a Roman centurion, followed the backdrop of AC / DC as both fighters kicked the ropes for the first time since their explosive encounter at the MGM Grand in February 2020.

That was before the pandemic and the Morecambe boxer was backed by the thousands of British fans who had flocked to Las Vegas to support their attack, though travel restrictions meant there would never be the boisterous following for the British hopefuls this time around .

But the local support couldn’t help but be enthusiastic about Fury once more when he proved once again that, although he finds himself on screen, this man can never be written off.

Wilder came out to dictate from the opening bell with a series of kicks to the body while Fury took the time to assess a converted opponent, new coach Malik Scott says he has more in his toolbox than previously shown.

Wilder’s new regime stood amid question marks over Fury’s own preparation – the original summer fight date was canceled when he caught Covid-19 and quickly postponed to October, and Fury then had to rush home to the UK to be for the birth of Ms. Paris their sixth child, Athena.

The American had closed the gap in terms of weight as well, and although Fury carried 39 pounds more than his opponent, both were the heaviest of their professional careers – Fury at 19st 11lbs and Wilder 17.

It was Fury who began to dominate after Wilder’s lively opening change and a huge left-right combo sent the Alabaman down.

The 35-year-old survived the count and, rejuvenated by the bell, struck Fury with his own mammoth in the fourth and followed another to bring the champion down twice in the same round for the first time in his career. as the anticipation for a surprise grew.

Fury rose, however, and a determined savage had held out several rounds when he was knocked down again in the 10th before the champion finally landed a right that ended the fight after 11 gripping rounds.

Fury climbed the ropes to party and wasn’t finished talking there. He took the microphone in his usual fashion to serenade the crowd with a victory song.

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