Fury wins WBC heavyweight world title
Their first fight, in 2018, was debatable and controversial. Their second, tonight at Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV was definitive and one-sided.
Tyson Fury gave Deonaty Wilder a country whipping, flooring the now former champion twice to win the WBC heavyweight title by seventh round stoppage.
The time was 1:39 seconds.
Fury (30-0, 21 KOs) who’s been saying for weeks he’d be more aggressive in the rematch, forced Wilder to back up. Wilder jabbed and landed a right hand. Fury feigned and fired his own right. His herky-jerky style is hard to time.
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) landed a right to the body, but ate a hard jab near the end of the heat. Fury cracked Wilder with a left-while Wilder landed a right in round two. Fury was jabbing well. Wilder jabbed to the body. Both connected with jolting shots at bell.
Fury continued his tactical aggressiveness in round three. He landed a solid right. Seconds later, he landed another. With thirty seconds to go in the round, Fury stepped in and cracked Wilder with a right on the ear that sent Wilder crashing to the canvas.
The WBC champion got up but looked wobbly. He was fortunate the round soon ended. Fury cracked Wilder with bodyshots in round four. He clipped Wilder, who was bleeding from his left ear, with more punches. Wilder tried to fire back but still didn’t look right.
Fury found pay dirt with another hard right in round five. A bodyshot floored a backpeddling Wilder for the second time. Wilder was in a world of hurt. He was also bleeding from his mouth. Fury unloaded sweeping punches on Wilder as the bell rang. Wilder staggered to his corner.
The fighters met in the center of the ring in round six. Fury, for about the 20th time, connected with a right to the chin. Wilder backed away. He looked bewildered. He needed room to fire his TNT right, but Fury wouldn’t give it to him. A left hook hurt Wilder again. The end was getting closer and closer with each minute.
A combination in round seven sent Wilder reeling. He threw a home run that missed. Fury backed Wilder into the ropes and fired more straight shots. Wilder was battered and bloody. His reactions were slow. He looked out on his feet. Wilder’s corner had seen enough, and threw in the towel.
“The king has returned,” said Fury.