Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder after surviving two knockdowns in breathtaking war | Boxing | sport
Thrilling, thrilling and roaring action in the spine. There are simply no superlatives that can truly capture the electric energy of this modern roller coaster and heavy truck classic in Las Vegas. Fight of the Year, bar none, maybe even the Decade, Tyson Fury stepped off the canvas – not once but twice – to ultimately flatten bitter rival Deontay Wilder with an eleventh-round stoppage as he defended. successful his WBC World Heavyweight and Ring Magazine titles at the MGM Grand.
But that only tells half the story of that scintillating trilogy fight that swung more times than a punch drunk Wilder towards the end of this energy-sapping contest, a fitting finale to this epic boxing story. -office.
As expected and promised, Wilder quickly got out of the blocks and his immediate strategy was clear: aim for the body with a right jab in an effort to bring the dynamite upright to the right.
Fury was slow to respond but generally composed as the skin around his waist began to score, before the Gypsy King fired back with a thundering right hand that landed flush with Wilder’s jaw.
The third round began to shed light on the intrigue and question marks surrounding Wilder’s overweight after he tipped the scales at 238 pounds, a career high on Friday.
The Bronze Bomber was gone for it and looked wild and erratic as it set off in search of the knockout blow, but Fury took the initiative and fought fire with fire as the engine of Wilder stalled and he was knocked to the canvas with a baton in the temple.
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And just when a stoppage from Fury seemed inevitable and only a matter of time, this fight was about to take a breathtaking turn.
Wilder, who looked dead around the corner, was set to return with one of the best laps of his career – showing the determination and heart of a true champion.
Somehow he took Fury down twice in the fourth with two right hands to gain a foothold and this time it was the Gypsy King’s turn to be saved by the bell. What happened next was guessable.
A tenacious and relentless Fury returned to the fifth, just when he needed to show something as he buzzed at Wilder with a monstrous right hand that shook him deeply.
Again, Wilder weathered the storm and recovered well before putting the pressure on himself by ramming Fury into the corner, against the ropes. Both fighters, who were at their heaviest careers, were now starting to tire in this mental and physical battle of mind.
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Fury seemed to find his second wind in the seventh, the turn he last buried Wilder in, but the durable bronze bomber was still a real and dangerous threat.
His elastic, rubbery legs seemed to shake as the Gypsy King punished the body in an attempt to undermine the American’s full strength, who was then rocked by a big hook, but once again he fought back with determination.
Wilder was then badly shaken moments later and fought out of sheer instinct as Fury opted for the jugular, the Gypsy King was now in full control and seemingly a clear punch away from victory.
Fury was boxing beautifully in the eighth round when he landed a brace similar to the combination that knocked Wilder down to the canvas in round 3 the last time they traded leather.
The Alabaman now staggered around the ring like an old drunkard as Fury bided his time to exercise his predatory finishing instincts. Yet Wilder swayed frantically. He was almost up.
The doctor glanced at the start of the ninth, but reluctantly he was happy to let Wilder continue and a brutal beating awaited him.
Wilder wasn’t letting go yet, as the pair entered the war with just three rounds to go, virtually emptying the tank in a grizzly, close-range slugfest. Once again, Fury remembered that this fight was not over yet as he got caught with a massive flurry of fire in close combat.
The champion then scored a decisive second knockdown in the tenth to widen his lead on the scoreboards when a crisp, curled hook to the side of the head saw Wilder’s legs bend under him.
Yet somehow, despite looking exhausted, Wilder fought back anyway. It was another truly remarkable and hectic turn as the Bronze Bomber tried to take out Fury in the final seconds before the bell.
However, Fury ultimately lifted the curtain on this remarkable streak once and for all when he brutally stopped Wilder in the Eleventh.
After a series of uppercuts and thumps at close range, a right hook sent the Bronze Bomber spinning towards the canvas and this time around there would be no lifting. This fight was over.
Make no mistake about it. It was one of the greatest heavyweight shows of all time. A decisive confrontation that will be remembered for a long time. The very definition of pay-per-view.
Fury was keen to point out Wilder’s lack of sportsmanship and respect after the contest as the Bronze Bomber refused to kiss the champion. There is no guarantee that he will return after being beaten to death, but there is one thing that remains clear, the 35-year-old deserves huge credit for never having folded. He was ultimately too brave for his own good.