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Tyson Fury Knocks Out Deontay Wilder in Wild Heavyweight Showdown

“I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s the second best,” Fury said in an in-ring interview.

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  • Midway through Round 11, Tyson Fury landed a fight hand to Deontay Wilder’s temple, sending his longtime rival to the canvas for good, and successfully defending his World Boxing Council world heavyweight championship.

A giant right hand from a giant of a man provided an unambiguous ending to a wild fight.

Midway through Round 11, Tyson Fury landed a fight hand to Deontay Wilder’s temple, sending his longtime rival to the canvas for good, and successfully defending his World Boxing Council world heavyweight championship.

Until then, Fury, 6-foot-9 and 277 pounds, traded heavy punches with the 6-foot-7, 238-pound Wilder from close and long range. Wilder opened the fight concentrating on Fury’s body, and spearing him with jabs. Fury pressed forward, mauling, wrestling and landing clean rights and lefts.

Fury dropped Wilder in the third. Wilder decked Fury twice in the fourth. Fury knocked Wilder down again midway through Round 10, but finished the round in retreat as Wilder hammered him with big right hands.

Both fighters looked exhausted after setting a pace that seemed too hot to last 12 rounds. Fury ended it in the 11th, with a series of heavy right hands.

“I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s the second best,” Fury said in an in-ring interview.

Source
NY Times

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