Tyson Fury rocked the world once again as he destroyed Deontay Wilder to win the WBC Heavyweight title in front of a stunned crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In 2015 Fury diffused the threat of long serving champion, Wladimir Klitschko, and he was at it again in Sin City.
After Fury made a regal entrance, with throne included to the strains of Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’, and Wilder made his ring walk with his usual spectacular attire, it was down to business, with the crowd at fever pitch.
Fury relaxed from the second the fight started, taking centre ring and pumping out his jab before letting his hands go and landing a hard right in the opener.
He then closed down the angles and went on the attack in the second, but Wilder briefly showed the danger he poses with a right hand landing.
Fury though landed a big short right of his own on the bell that seemed to wobble the champion. Round three confirmed this as Wilder was dropped with a clubbing right hand.
A crisp left-right combination on the resumption was somehow ruled a slip with the Alabama man getting up and falling back down.
Wilder was back on the floor in the fourth but this time it was rightly called a slip, but the writing was on the wall. Fury hammered to the body with Deontay sporting a bloodied lip.
Fury stepped on the gas in the fifth and following some heavy blows landed, a body shot put a tired Wilder on the canvas. He managed to survive but his tank was running on empty.
The sixth saw Tyson crank up the pressure and he landed almost at will on the fading fast Wilder. Barrage after barrage left Wilder reeling and a big left drove him to the ropes as his race was run.
Round seven saw the end as Fury continued to dominate and with Wilder trapped in a corner, his team rightly threw in the towel with the fight on the verge of being stopped to crown Fury World Heavyweight Champion once again.
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