Tyson Fury, a British professional boxer defeated his opponent, Deontay Wilder, an American professional boxer, in a thrilling bout in Las Vegas, becoming the WBC world heavyweight champion for the second time.
Fury, nicknamed the “Gypsy King”, knocked his opponent, “The Bronze Bomber” down in the third and fifth rounds. He completely controlled every moment of their fight, and forced the towel to be thrown in by Wilder’s corner during an onslaught.
Fury won every round in his rematch with the previously unbeaten Wilder. The pair had drawn their first bout 15 months ago and Fury remains unbeaten after claiming the WBC world title.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder
Reacting to his loss, Wilder admitted that the better man won, saying: “The best man won on the night. My coach threw in the towel but I’m ready to go out on my shield,” he said.
“I had a lot of things go on coming into this fight but it is what it is.
“I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield, I’m a warrior. But he [Fury] did what he did and there’s no excuses,” Wilder added.
On the other hand, Fury hailed Wilder for a good fight and being a “warrior”, saying: “I want to shout out Deontay Wilder, he showed the heart of a champion. He got up and battled onto round seven. He is a warrior, he will be back and be champion again,” the new world heavyweight champion stated.
“But the king has returned to the top of the throne,” Fury added.