Fury stops Wilder in heavyweight title rematch

Just when we though he was out of boxing, the sport pulls him back in.

Tyson Fury shocked the world after battering Deontay Wilder to become a World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion again.

Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their WBC heavyweight title rematch.

Fury stops Wilder in heavyweight title rematch

Fury put on a clinic in this first fight with Wilder on December 1, 2018, It ended in a controversial split decision draw where the British champion dominated the American heavyweight champion.

Fourteen months later, Fury was ready to brawl again from the opening bell on Saturday.
He dominated Wilder again as blood was leaking down the American champion from his left ear and mouth as his corner threw in the towel. This prompted referee Kenny Bayless put a stop to the contest.

"The king has returned to the top of the throne," said Fury, who was thought to be on his way out of boxing after multiple WWE appearances that seemed like a long-term deal.

The self-styled "Gypsy King" from northern England made a WWE-type entrance in Las Vegas as he was carried to the ring on a golden throne.

Fury unquestionably dominated the fight

Fury dropped Wilder in the third and fifth rounds. A massive right from Fury knocked down Wilder in the third round and a huge left to the body had Wilder down again in the fifth. Wilder even had a point deducted in the fifth for holding. 

The "Gypsy King" rained down on the "Bronze Bomber" when referee Bayless called a halt at 1:39 of the seventh round after one of Wilder's corner threw in the towel to save him from further damage to hand him the first defeat of his career.

Wilder suffers first loss

Two of the judges had Fury winning every round, while the third judge gave one round to Wilder. The 34-year-old Wilder suffered his first defeat in 44 fights.

Wilder falls to 42-1 as he was unable to surpass Muhammad Ali's record of 10 successful heavyweight title defenses.

"Even the greatest have lost and come back," Wilder said. "I make no excuses. This is what big-time boxing is all about," he added

Fury, who improved to 30-0 had good words for his fallen rival as well. "I just want to say a big shout out to Deontay Wilder," he said. "He manned up. he really did show heart of a champion." adds Fury.

The champion concluded saying: "He is a warrior, he will be back, he will be champion again."

Who's next for Tyson Fury? What's next for Deontay Wilder? Let's talk about it in the comments below.