Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder to retain WBC title
October 10, 2021 03:28 pm
(Reuters)-Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder on Saturday in a vicious 11th round knockout to hold his WBC heavyweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Wilder was an attacker early in the slugfest and used his jab to back up a larger Fury while trying to set up his powerful right hand.
Fury survived the early storm and knocked down Wilder in the third round, but the U.S. military responded in the fourth round, sending Briton to the canvas twice and shooting his head from close range.
However, Fury continued to hit Wilder with a club as the fight continued, ending the brutal case with a clean right hand next to his head in the penultimate round.
The abused Wilder reportedly went to the hospital shortly after the battle.
With the victory, Fury (31-0-1) took two of the three meetings between his rivals after the first battle ended in a draw and Fury dominated the second meeting.
“It was a great fight tonight. It was a trilogy in the history of sports,” Fury said.
“Deontay Wilder is a top fighter. He gave me a real run for my money. I always said I was the best in the world and he was the second best. “
Fury could take on Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the other three titles, for the chance to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis 21 years ago.