British professional boxer, Tyson Fury, has defeated American fighter, Deontay Wilder, in a vicious 11th round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U. S. A. ayokinews.com reports
Wilder started the fight in an aggressive manner with the launch of his jab against Tyson Fury in a bid to set up his right hand.
The early storm put on by Wilder was short-lived as Fury knocked him down in the third round but the American responded in the fourth round sending the British to the ring canvass twice after landing heavy shots on his head at a close range.
Fury, however, continued a massive strike on Wilder as the fight got more intense and ended the brutal encounter with a clean right hand to the side of his head.
The already battered Deontay Wilder, was later taken to the hospital immediately after the match for proper medical care of his deep cut wound.
According to report gotten from NAN, Fury with a win of “(31-0-1) has now taken two of the three meetings between the rivals after the first fight ended in a controversial draw and Fury dominated the second meeting.”
Speaking after the fight, Fury said, “It was a great fight tonight. It was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport.
“Deontay Wilder’s a top fighter. He gave me a real run for my money. I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s second best.”
Fury is likely to combat Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk, who’s currently in possession of the remaining three belts after a clash with former World champion, Anthony Joshua. Fury is now speculated by many to face Usyk for the remaining 3 titles in a bid to become world’s first undisputed heavyweight champion after Lennox Lewis, who last held the title 21 years ago.
However, the fight may have to wait after British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, triggered a rematch clause in his fight contract with Oleksandr Usyk, who defeated him last month (September), taking over his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world championship titles.