Fury draws line under Wilder rivalry

10 October 2021 19:23:31 GMTPlus11
Fury retains WBC heavyweight crown

Tyson Fury oozed class as he defended his WBC heavyweight title courtesy of a knockout victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.

After two dramatic meetings, the third contest between Fury and Wilder didn't disappoint in front of a packed house at the T-Mobile Arena.

Fury shines under Vegas lights

Wilder attempted to dictate from the outset and he edged the first round but Fury quickly settled into a rhythm and started to land some devastating combinations.

After finding his groove, Fury sent the American down to the canvas in round three but Wilder came back strong to drop his rival twice in the fourth.

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It appeared that Wilder had emptied the gas tank in pursuit of an early knockout and he looked fatigued as they stepped out for round five.

Fury hails great fight

The Bronze Bomber offered little in terms of attack for the remainder of the contest and Fury went on to secure a further two knockdowns before eventually sealing victory with a powerful right in round 11.

"I was down a couple of times, I was hurt, Wilder is a strong puncher," said Fury.

"It was a great fight. I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second best.

"Don't ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver."

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