The much-awaited trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder went down today at the T-Mobile Arena. The Heavyweight boxers delivered an instant classic as expected and it was Tyson Fury that emerged on top as the winner via an 11th round knockout.
With the win, he retained the WBC Heavyweight Title and marked his second win over Deontay Wilder. Fury also improved his professional boxing record to 31-0-1 with 22 of his wins coming via knockouts. Wilder, meanwhile, dropped to 42-2-1 in his career with both his losses coming against Fury.
Wilder had a strong showing throughout the fight but Fury came out in his best form and made sure that the rivalry was put to bed in this fight itself.
“It was a great fight, worthy of the best trilogies. 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,” Fury said after the fight.
Wilder was taken to the hospital after the fight and said that he did his best.
“I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough tonight. I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277lbs to be a ballet dancer. He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded,” he said.
Talking after the fight, Fury further added that the rivalry is now done for good.
“Me and Wilder’s saga is done now, done for good. It was definitely a historic trilogy. It swung both ways, both fighters had the opportunity to seize the moment and it was just that I showed the initiative and dug deeper and I wanted it more. Because at the end of the day, when it comes down to that sort of fight, it’s who’s willing to push further,” Fury concluded.
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