In a trilogy bout with dramatic momentum shifts, Tyson Fury survived two fourth round knockdowns to defend his WBC strap, building up a plethora of sustained punishment before knocking out former champion Deontay Wilder with a looping right flattening him in R11.
Earlier this week, Deontay Wilder said Tyson Fury should be thankful for ‘feeding’ him. Oh, how quickly things can change. After being humbled with a R7 TKO defeat – the first loss of his pro career – Deontay’s sloppy display has propelled Fury further into dizzying heights and gifted him the WBC heavyweight strap too.
Down on the scorecards, being outboxed and looking uncomfortable throughout, Deontay Wilder needed just an unforgiving right-hand knockout in the final seconds of round seven to make history with his tenth consecutive title defence during the eagerly-anticipated rematch against Luis Ortiz.
Dillian Whyte survived a ninth-round knockdown and ended Oscar Rivas’ unbeaten record with a unanimous points victory to win the vacant WBC interim heavyweight title and officially become the mandatory challenger for Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt during an electric night at London’s 02 Arena.
After all of the pre-fight animosity between the pair, pledges and promises from both, Wilder picked Breazeale apart and finished him in brutal fashion before the first round had even been concluded – retaining his WBC heavyweight title with worrying ease.
Tyson Fury survived two knockdowns – one in the 9th round and a stunning blow in round 12 to earn a thrilling but deserved draw against WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder during a stunning spectacle at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Deontay Wilder survived a genuine scare in round seven to knockout Luis Ortiz, retaining his WBC Heavyweight title while keeping his unbeaten record intact. The 32-year-old also took time out to send a message to critics and potential competitors alike, as the division continues to become an intriguing prospect in 2018.
596 days after their rematch saw an unbeaten streak emphatically ended, Deontay Wilder looks to reclaim gold against the always-jovial Tyson Fury this weekend, who expects to leave the US with a WBC title defence and boosted in pursuit of being crowned king of the heavyweights.
Deontay Wilder admits he’s still in disbelief at what happened as Tyson Fury ended his undefeated streak by knockout during their February rematch, while insisting the Gypsy King cannot claim to be true WBC champion until their trilogy bout.
Set to do battle this weekend in a rematch after their thrilling draw in December 2018, Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has confirmed an agreement is already in place for a trilogy fight between himself and WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
The pair fought to a thrilling draw last December and WBC champion Deontay Wilder’s co-manager Shelley Finkel has confirmed the finer details of their eagerly-anticipated rematch will be finalised ahead of the proposed date in February 2020.
Needless posturing about a prospective title defence against domestic rival Dillian Whyte next year by co-promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren surrounding Tyson Fury’s homecoming has only served to shine a light on why The Gypsy King’s resume remains flimsy at the highest level – as well as why the bulk of the world’s best … Continue reading Fury’s camp posturing over Whyte title defence shows why the best often hibernate