Tyson Fury retains his WBC heavyweight title after knocking out Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas | US News


Tyson Fury has retained his WBC heavyweight title after knocking out Deontay Wilder in a spellbinding contest in Las Vegas.

In a bout featuring five knockdowns, Wilder touched down first and looked to be hanging on at the end of the third round but he turned the fight on its head in the fourth.

Fury twice had to get back to his feet but weathered the storm and gradually wore down Wilder, who was back down in the 10th before referee Russell Mora waved off the fight when the American went down face first in the 11th.

The crowd went wild at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
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The crowd went wild at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Both fighters weighed in at the heaviest of their careers ahead of the trilogy fight.

Earlier this week the two boxers had a slanging match at the final news conference, with Fury seizing on Wilder’s list of excuses for his loss in the second fight.

The pair’s first bout in December 2018 ended in a draw after the British fighter famously rose from the canvas after seemingly being knocked-out cold.

The third fight was supposed to be held in July but was postponed after Fury tested positive for COVID-19.

Fury’s superior all-round boxing skills made him most people’s strong favourite.



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