Tyson Fury overcame Deontay Wilder to capture the WBC heavyweight championship on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury completed one of the greatest comebacks in modern sports autobiography on Saturday night where reference is knocked out Deontay Wilder in the seventh round to add the WBC’s version of the world heavyweight championship to his own lineal claim to the title, delivering the definitive sequel their first encounter failed to produce.
The Gypsy King, whose vocation loomed finished when he left the sport for more than two years amid public engagements with craving and mental illness, made good on his promise to press for a knockout in the heatedly envisioned rematch against a humankind regarded as boxing’s most dangerous puncher. As promised, he came forward from the opening bell, declined the advocate for the first time in a decade with a right hand to the temple in the third round, then again with a clubbing left to the body in the fifth.
By the sixth, Wilder was bleeding from his left ear, his legs were vanished and he loomed unable to adequately defend himself as Fury relentlessly picked him apart. When referee Kenny Bayless curved it off at the 1:39 symbol of the seventh after the champion’s corner propelled in the towel, it set off scenes of pandemonium among the sold-out crowd of 15,816 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
” He will be back ,” said Fury, who serenaded the gathering with a portrayal of Don McLean’s American Pie immediately afterward.” He will be champion again. But I will say, the ruler has returned to the top of the throne .”
The conventional wisdom prescribed that Fury would have been well-suited to reprise the tactics from their epic separate reap 15 months back, when he spent most of the evening boxing Wilder’s ears off with erratic ploys, a stubbornly effective thrusting and nimble upper-body movement belying his towering 6ft 9in make. Even after sustain knockdowns in the ninth and 12 th rounds, the latter of which left him seemingly subconscious on descent, Fury came off the flooring every time and finished the round get the better of the exchanges.
For Saturday’s rematch, Fury changed Ben Davison, the adroit young trainer who marshaled his astonishing comeback from a personal abyss, with the Kronk Gym alumnus SugarHill Steward. He purposely backpack on extra force, gobbling six banquets and drinking eight litres of liquid daily in search of a sizing advantage against the lighter American, coming in at 273 lb at Friday’s weigh-in compared to Wilder’s career-high 231 lb.