Boxing: Tyson Fury Knocks Out Deontay Wilder to Retain title

Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in a thrilling 11th-round to retain his WBC heavyweight crown as their trilogy bout produced another classic on an electric night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old had to show all his resolve and resilience to extend his undefeated professional record to 32 fights after twice being floored in the fourth round.

The 33-year-old was fighting Wilder for the third time.

Fury sent his opponent sprawling in an explosive third, only to see Wilder recover and the Briton found himself on the end of the Bronze Bomber’s huge right hand twice in quick succession.

Wilder was hanging on by the end of the seventh but was still in a gruelling fight come the 10th, when Fury knocked him down once more, before delivering to the final blow in the 11th to bring this particular chapter of heavyweight boxing to a close. 

“I’m now the greatest heavyweight of my era without a doubt. Number one ‒ look what I’ve done. I came to America (for) my last six fights and fought the most devastating puncher in the history of our sport not once, not twice but three times.”

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