Both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder weighed in heavier in their second contest for the American’s WBC heavyweight title. The first instalment, fought in Los Angeles almost 15 months ago, resulted in a split-decision draw.
Who won Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury?
British star Fury won the fight by technical knockout.
Wilder was stopped in the seventh round as his corner threw in the towel.
The Gypsy King now becomes the new WBC heavyweight champion.
And fans have since taken to social media to congratulate the 31-year-old.
One wrote on Twitter: “Congratulations Tyson Fury. The best heavyweight in the world. First Klitschko. Now Wilder. Greatness can’t be denied!”
Another commented: “Congratulations to @Tyson_Fury and the team around him.
“In a time when there is a lot of talk about mental health challenges it is great to see someone overcome theirs to become the champion of the world.”
A third added: “Congrats to the only undefeated heavyweight champion @Tyson_Fury #WilderFury2 was historic!”
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A fourth wrote: “Congrats on the big win @Tyson_Fury! What a great fight!”
Wilder was knocked down twice by Fury during the bout.
The American was first floored in the third round when Fury landed with a jab and a right hand.
He then went down again in the fifth following a shot to the body.
After the fight, Wilder said: “The best man won tonight. He had a great performance and we will be back stronger.
“Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. You just take it for what it is.
“I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications. But we’ll come back stronger next time around.”
Wilder has a rematch clause and Fury is expecting the 34-year-old to exercise that option.
The Brit said: “I expect him [Wilder] to ask for the third fight.
“I know he’s a warrior and I’ll be waiting.”
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