Corner stoppage gives Fury knockout over Wilder

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Deontay Wilder wanted “unfinished business,” which was the slogan for the mega fight between the “Bronze Bomber” and the “Gypsy King” Tyson Fury. Instead, Fury made Wilder look human for the first-time in his career.

Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Brit was the dominate fighter in the entire bout.

Tyson Fury with his hand raised after defeating Deontay Wilder by knockout in the seventh round
Tyson Fury with his hand raised after defeating Deontay Wilder by knockout in the seventh round (Photo by Associated Press/Isaac Brekken)

With the win, Fury became the WBC Heavyweight Champion. He was already the lineal Heavyweight Champion.

Wilder’s corner stopped the fight after the brutal fight that saw Wilder get knocked down twice before the knockout. Wilder was not pleased with his corner’s decision to end the right.

“I just wish that my corner would’ve let me go out on my shield,” Wilder said. “I’m a warrior. That’s what I do.”

Even in their first fight in December 2018, Fury was the dominate fighter — at least he believes he was. However, the judges elected to call it a draw, despite Wilder’s late knockdown of Fury.

With the win, Fury improved to 30-0-1. He is also the only undefeated heavyweight left in boxing.

He is the first fighter to stop two title defenses of 10+ title defenses. He defeated Wladimir Klitschko in an upset in 2015 and nearly five years later, defeated Wilder.

Wilder fell to 42-1-1 with the loss. He will now have to regroup before coming back to the ring — when he does come back.

“I want to say big shout out to Deontay Wilder,” Fury said after the bout. “He manned up and he really did show the heart of a champion. I hit him with a clean right and dropped him and he battled into round 7. He is a warrior and he will be back. He will be a champion again, but I will say, the King has returned to the top of the throne.”

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