Tyson Fury delivered on just about everything he promised in the lead-up to his huge rematch tonight with Deontay Wilder, aggressively punishing Wilder and winning a seventh round TKO to claim the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King is back on the throne.
In one of the most anticipated heavyweight title rematches in boxing history, undefeated lineal champion Tyson Fury handed Deontay Wilder the first defeat of his professional career, finishing him in the seventh round via TKO to capture the WBC title.
Wilder’s corner threw in the towel as Fury rained down shots in the seventh round of a dominating performance. The Englishman was already ahead on points and had knocked down his opponent multiple times in the earlier rounds.
The 31-year-old Fury bloodied Wilder’s ear during the one-sided fight, which appeared to give Fury a literal taste for his opponent’s blood at one point as he pretended to lick the shoulder of the former champion while he had him pinned against the ropes.
After securing the historic victory over Wilder, Fury serenaded the sold-out crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a rendition of Don McLean’s “American Pie.”
With the win, Fury moves to 30-0-1, with Wilder dropping to 42-1-1.