THE GYPSY KING EMERGES TRUIMPHANT
The World Boxing Council(WBC) and lineal champion ended a lengthy saga with his rival in a much-anticipated boxing match.
The Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fight took place in Las Vegas, this was their third fight, the first dating back to December 1, 2018, where the fight ended in a split draw with the score cards 115-111 for Wilder, and 113-113 for Fury. The rematch was on February 22, 2020, where Fury won.
There were a lot of excuses from Wilder after he lost the re-match, but he failed to deliver on Saturday as he stormed Fury with two big knockdowns in the fourth round.
The @Tyson_Fury @BronzeBomber fight will go down as one of the greatest fights in boxing history. As we know Wilder will whinge & make excuses but he was clearly beaten by a better man. 3 fights 3 times he was outclassed. #TysonFury what a legend. #TysonFuryVsDeontayWilder pic.twitter.com/Hc9f4szW3C
— Dr. Karl Beattie (@realkarlbeattie) October 13, 2021
Fury got back strong and eventually stopped Wilder with a wrecking right hand in the 11th round to retain his WBC belt. He now has 31 wins, 0 losses, 1 draw and 22 knockouts.
“It was a great fight. It was a worthy of a trilogy in the history of the sport. He’s a top fighter, and he gave me a real test tonight,” Fury said.
He did however express that although he was caught twice in the early rounds, defeat had not entered his mind, he knew that, that was not the end of him.
“I was never thinking, ‘Oh, this is over. He shook me, put me down, but that’s boxing and that’s life as well. It’s not how many times you get knocked down. You’ve got to keep fighting and keep moving forward,” Fury added.