On a night and in a fight largely considered an afterthought, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder staged an all-time heavyweight championship bout in Las Vegas.
Fury, winner by knockout in the 11th round, moves his record to 2-1-1 against Wilder. But this was nothing like the one-sided bout many expected to see. After being knocked down in the second round, Wilder returned to life in the third by knocking Fury down twice. It was the first time Fury had ever been knocked down twice in a fight.
But like his 2017 dramatic rise from the canvas in his first bout with Wilder, Fury returned and this time, he brought thunder with him. Wilder never quit, though, and both men continually stunned each other with crushing punches in every round leading up to the 11th round, when a thunderous round hand from Fury sent Wilder crashing unconsious to the canvas and brought the bout to its end.
The first meeting between the two in 2017 was one of the most dramatic bouts in heavyweight history, with Fury seemingly rising from the dead late in the fight to battle to a draw with Wilder. The rematch two years ago was a one-sided fight, with Fury scoring a TKO after Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.
The third bout highly exceeded expectations.
Stay tuned for our continuing coverage of the bout.