Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder to retain heavyweight title

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Britain’s Tyson Fury defeated American Deontay Wilder with an 11th-round knockout in an epic bout to complete a trilogy of showdowns between the two in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown from the brink of defeat at the T-Mobile Arena, making a mesmeric comeback after being twice floored to the canvas in the fourth round, after Wilder himself had fallen in the third.

Just 20 months since they last faced off, the 33-year-old Brit recovered from the falls to drop Wilder in the 10th before landing the deciding blow a round later.

With the win, Fury extended his undefeated professional career to a run of 32 fights.

He said: “I was down a couple of times, I was hurt. Wilder is a strong puncher.

“It was a great fight. I will not make any excuses. Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second best.

“Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.”

Image source: Sky Sports



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