LAS VEGAS: Tyson Fury sensationally knocked out Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of an historical bout to be crowned as the WBC heavyweight champion of the world.
Tyson Fury reigned his heavyweight world champion in a World Boxing Council title rematch.
After a fourteen months ago split-decision encounter, even this time the British was in total command over the American, who had blood laden ear and mouth. Leading to the referee stopping the fight. .
Fury while winning with authority said, “The king has returned to the top of the throne.” Earlier, the self imposed “Gypsy King” entered the ring on a golden throne.
Battered Deontay Wilder prior to seventh-round stopping of fight, had a blowing right jab from Fury, which knocked him down. Deontay again went down in the fifth round. Fury went on with raining punishing blows on Wilder, when realizing his helplessness the referee halted the fight in the seventh round.
In 44 fights, the American suffered his first defeat, falling to figures of 42-1 with 1 drawn and 41 knockouts. With this the Wilder known as “Bronze Bomber” was not able to break the record of the great Muhammad Ali’s – 10 winning heavyweight title defenses.
After the fight, Wilder said, “Even the greatest have lost and come back, I make no excuses. This is what big-time boxing is all about.”