Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder to win the WBC heavyweight title and beat the only rival who managed to got away from him in the past. The Brit’s win came in the seventh round via TKO.
Fury, who was away from boxing for quite some time, battling personal problems and leaving the sport as a champion, stated following the event that he fulfilled his promise.
“I told everybody with a pair of ears that the Gypsy King would return to the throne. My last fight everybody wrote me off. I was underweight and overtrained. I’m a destroyer.”
Fury defeats Wilder by Technical Knockout. Wilder is no longer the heavyweight champion of the world. #WildervsFury2
— Dream In Colors (@Tobiloba_O) February 23, 2020
The Gipsy King was more than dominant in the ring, showcasing why many believe he is one of the best. He wouldn’t allow Wilder the slightest of chances to endanger him and was in control right from the start.
It seems that his new trainer Javan “Sugar” Hill did an excellent job while preparing for this fight. Fury’s tactic was impeccable, while on the other side, his fit was probably the best so far.
According to all scorecards, the Brit was far ahead. He was pressuring the Bronze Bomber and attacking, always getting away from his reach, and avoiding those terrifying punches which saved Wilder on numerous occasions.
There were no comeback hits this time. Fury was preventing that either with the offense or excellent timing when to stop his surges. During the fight, the Brit landed 82 punches, while on the other side, Wilder had just 34.
Fury’s jabs in the second were creating a lot of problems for the Americans who couldn’t get past them. In the late part of the same round, Wilder founded himself on the floor after receiving a huge right-hand hook. It was obvious already then that the champ is in trouble.
His movement was slow, legs stiff, and the breathing was heavy. Fury smelled blood in those moments and continued to pressure. The Brit knocked down his rival once again in the fifth round, with a fierce left hand to the body. The agony continued for Wilder in the next one, as he wobbled throughout the entire sequence, not being able to stand up to the much fresher opponent.
The champ’s corner decided to stop the beating in the next round, throwing a towel after Fury caught Wilder in the corner, demolishing him with a flood of punches from all angles.
Knocks out the knockout artist in his own backyard and then breaks into some Karoke with American Pie 🤣
— Gavin Smith (@GavlaaarRHCP) February 23, 2020
“I’m a man of my word. I told Wilder, his team, the world. We trained for a knockout, we wasn’t tapping around in that gym,” said Fury. “I talk like this because I can back it up. People write me off, they look at my fat belly and bald head and think I can’t fight. He fought the best Tyson Fury, we’re both in our primes.”
He also indicated that there is a big chance to see the third match between them. Still, according to some projections, that fight will have to wait for some time. Fury has two options at the moment as the new champion, to go straight ahead and clash Anthony Joshua, or meet Dillian White who is one of the top challengers.
However, that is yet to be resolved.
As for Wilder, he will no doubt get the chance to regain his throne, but it is unclear how. Many challenges are coming up at the moment, and it is possible that the American would have to meet some of them in order to
get the shot at the belt once more.
“I’m doing good. Things like this happen,” Wilder said. “The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel, and I was ready to go out on my shield.”
This summer will be very interesting for all the boxing fans.
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