Highlights: How Tyson Fury punished Deontay Wilder to defend World Heavyweight title


The third and final bout to settle the rivalry was held on Sunday in Las Vegas and Deontay Wilder couldn’t stand the test of time once again

Tyson Fury had to make a three-time attempt with the most dangerous man in heavyweight boxing, and the last outing proved to be the most legendary, which will obviously put the rivalry between the two to bed

Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in the eleventh round to win the world title and put doubters shut in the early hours of Sunday in Las Vegas.

In a fight where both boxers knocked each other down multiple times before the winner was eventually found, those who paid to watch live from the arena and others who stayed up till catch a glimpse of it on their television set have attested to it that they never wasted their money and time.

Although, Wilder came into the bout with a calculated aggression, he surprisingly hit the deck in the third round and looked certain for another early defeat but held on to push the bout farther than expected.

Fury after a good start also lost his mojo midway and had to taste the canvas; dropping twice in the fourth round as the American found a home for that right hand that has ended so many fights.

However, just like he did in their epic first go-around staged in 2018, Fury got up and was able to assert himself in the fight later.

Wilder looked gassed, but always one punch away from flipping the script. The hard-hitting former champion of the world ate right hand after right hand from Fury, and answered with his own bombs, before it eventually became too much.

Fury sent Wilder crashing back to the canvas in the 10th round.

But that wasn’t the end, as Wilder, who wanted to go out on his shield in the sequel, somehow got back to his feet.

No, the end came in the 11th as a looping Fury right hand with Wilder against the ropes saw the tall American timber finally topple as referee Russell Mora waved off the fight.

Fury was ahead on the scorecards 95-91 x 2, 94-92.

The two heavyweights fought to a bruising draw in their first fight in Los Angeles in 2018, when Fury came back from the dead.

Fury then defeated Wilder in February last year via a seventh-round knockout that ended Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC champion.


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