Two warriors, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder entered the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night and produced an instant trilogy heavyweight classic.
Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) once again got off the deck in the fourth round – twice – to slay a valiant Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) in the eleventh round to retain his WBC heavyweight crown in a fight that many fans will talk about for some time.
Wilder came heavier at 238 pounds and he used his stronger build trying to break down Fury’s body in the early rounds with jabs and right hands and had some success at a cost to his stamina.
Fury scored the first knockdown in the third round and Wilder roared back in the fourth with his best round in which he floored Fury twice.
It was Fury’s turn to overcome and he took advantage of Wilder’s fatigue to use his weight and skills to punish Wilder up until the eleventh round.
The win sets up Fury for an undisputed bout with the winner of the Aleksandar Usyk – Anthony Joshua rematch.