Fury sings American Pie in ring as delighted Gypsy King celebrates Wilder win

Tyson Fury burst into song in the ring after returning to the top of the world.

The Gypsy King belted out a rendition of American Pie just moments after having his arm lifted by the referee – and was joined by the thousands of fans supporting him in Las Vegas.

It has become something of a trademark for Fury to sing at the end of the fight and this was no different.

Fury's performance was nearly perfect as he knocked Wilder down twice before the American's corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.

It was the first defeat of Wilder's career and has ended his long reign as WBC world heavyweight champion.

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Speaking after the fight, Fury said: "I want to shout out Deontay Wilder, he showed the heart of a champion. He got up and battled onto round seven. He is a warrior, he will be back and be champion again.

"But the king has returned to the top of the throne."

Fourteen months on from his controversial draw with Wilder – when he outboxed the champion only for two knockdowns to deny him the famous green belt – Fury had vowed to take the fight to the American.

He did just that, flooring the champion twice and completely dominating the action before referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to save the despairing, bewildered Wilder from more punishment.

Disappointed Wilder was upset that his corner threw in the towel.

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"The best man won on the night," he said. "My coach threw in the towel but I'm ready to go out on my shield.

"I had a lot of things go on coming into this fight but it is what it is.

"I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield, I'm a warrior. But he [Fury] did what he did and there's no excuses."

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