Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in an epic heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King, who had to overcome a short-notice opponent and personal problems outside the ring during his hiatus from boxing, knocked down the American four times to win and become the lineal champion of the world. And for punters on NetBet who selected Fury to win couldn’t wait to cash out their winnings. Fury (32 Wins, 22 KOs) got off to a slow start but started to find his range in rounds five and six.
A dramatic first fight between heavyweight rivals Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder lived up to the pre-fight hype. Over ten rounds, Fury proved he can mix it with the world’s best, occasionally confusing Wilder with lateral movement, accurate snapshots and punishing low kicks.
Tyson Fury claimed the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, beating Deontay Wilder at ten rounds in an epic showdown in Las Vegas. Fury’s victory means he now has three versions of the world title, having consistently held the WBO and WBA belts. The fight was thrilling, brutal and controversial. Fury landed the bigger punches – both men fought well – but Wilder stalked his opponent almost throughout the final rounds. As expected, neither man was willing to give ground at any stage.
Fury, 33, had been written off by many American supporters after he was knocked down in the fourth when he was caught by a strong right hand; he appeared to be on his way to losing his WBC belt. He, however, staged a startling recovery and rallied to drop Wilder with a left hook in the 11th. The undefeated champion rose his legs buckled and made it to the other side of the ring to celebrate.
By the third round, Wilder had already tasted a glimpse of the canvas. Yet, this did not stop the American as he pulled off an impressive fightback in the fourth round before Fury regained command and later broke the resistance due to the exhaustion of his challenger. It seemed like Fury was on his way to one of the most stunning comebacks in boxing history, enjoying a frenetic fourth round and attacking wildly with his right hand and also utilizing the head and body shots and showboating.
A tense opening round of the fight saw both fighters look to employ aggressive tactics, with Wilder forced to execute a fight plan that did not suit him. The beef between the two fighters could be equated to Tyson- Holyfield fights. The American, however, did display his usual high punch output and looked to pin Fury onto the ropes.
WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury put on a show for the ages on October 9th. The two fighters clashed heads repeatedly, Wilder had his face bleeding broken by a hammering of rights to the head, and referees had to rush in at one point as the two fighters became overly amped up and out of control. It was an all-out war, and maybe one of the most memorable heavyweight championship fights in history.
Wilder was breathing heavily in the second, and he landed a massive right hand on Fury’s right ear, which caused him to tumble through the ropes, but the strong Briton kept his feet on the ground. Wilder connected two huge left hooks on Fury in the fourth round, wobbling and covered up, but somehow managed to stay on his feet. Fury swung with a big right hand, but he couldn’t land clean as Wilder moved forward with his gloves by his waist. Fury began to find the range with his hurtful straight right hand in the third, then unloaded it perfectly to daze Wilder, who was cuffed to the canvas.
The fight went back and forth, with both men giving the other some problems. At 2.06m, Fury was taller than 2.01m Wilder, able to use his height to his advantage. The Irishman eventually wore out the American big man, who was often forced to chase Fury. Though Wilder had the power, Fury was overall more consistent in his accuracy and delivery of it. Quite a spectacular showdown at T-Mobile Arena as Fury finally confirmed that Wielder was no match for him for the third time in a row.