Tyson Fury came, saw and conquered Deontay Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champ
The Gypsy King, Tyson Fury, dominated all seven rounds of his WBC Heavyweight Championship fight against the Bronze Bomber Deontay Wilder at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was stopped at the request of Wilder’s corner in the seventh round which ensured Fury won the fight via a TKO.
Wilder was hoping to hoping to break Muhammad Ali's record of 10 straight world heavyweight title defenses. It was the first defeat in 44 fights for Wilder, while Fury remains unbeaten after 31 bouts.
Tyson Fury makes history:
He is now the 1st fighter to end TWO reigns of 10+ title defenses:
2015: Fury defeats Wladimir Klitschko, who was attempting a 19th title defense
2020: Fury defeats Deontay Wilder, who was attempting an 11th title defense
This was Wilder's 1st loss pic.twitter.com/ZCdXCSMhfJ— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 23, 2020
Post fight Deontay Wilder said:
“I’m doing good. Things like this happen. The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I was ready to go out on my shield. I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight. I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior. He had a great performance and we will be back stronger.
“Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications. But we’ll come back stronger next time around. This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.”
Fury dominated the fight straight from the starting bell until the seventh round TKO. A righthander from Fury saw Wilder hit the floor in the third round and the American could never recover from that hit.
Here are some of the best tweets from the night:
Tyson Fury licked blood off Wilder, praised Jesus Christ and is now singing American Pie. My mind is legitimately blown rn. This is spectacular. This guy is a superstar. pic.twitter.com/Slr1L8gpoK— Trend Amplifier || Trouble Maker (@queeninghere) February 23, 2020