Briton Tyson Fury grabbed the WBC heavyweight belt, defeating American Deontay Wilder by decree in the 7th round fourteen months after their memorable draw on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
It is a sensation. But above all a consecration. Tyson Fury reigned in the ring against Deontay Wilder, unbeaten until then but completely helpless against the blows of the Briton. The “Gypsy King” dominated the American from start to finish of the fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas to finally win logically by stopping the referee, on the 7th recovery. Fury, who became world champion a little more than four years after taking the WBA, WBO and IBF belts from the Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, knocked down his opponent on the 3rd recovery, before hitting him several times, until the referee stops Wilder’s exhausting ordeal.
With almost the same sequence each time, direct from the left, jab of the right in the face, he first sent his opponent to the mat on the 3rd recovery, before hitting him several times the same shots on the 5th and 7th times, moment at which the referee stopped the Calvary of the exhausted American. Wilder, who never existed in this very strong party fight, as everyone had promised, challenged the arbitration decision, before being brought back to reason by his camp. It is a miracle, however, that he did not finish knocking out.
Fury, who remains unbeaten at the age of 31 among professionals in 29 fights (28 wins, including 21 before the limit, 1 draw), therefore inflicts his very first defeat on Wilder in 44 fights (42 wins, including 41 before the limit, 1 draw) ). The “Gypsy King”, supported by a huge British colony in the 17,000 seat enclosure, had confessed before this “rematch” his “mistake” of not having managed to finish the job when he had dominated their first epic confrontation, before being sent to the mat in the 9th and 12th rounds and getting up each time. This time, he made a wonderful correction.
For Wilder, 34, the disillusionment is immense. “The Bronze Bomber” who hoped to exceed Mohamed Ali in the number of defenses of the victorious title (10), could never place his terrible right which had notably struck down the Cuban Luis Ortiz, during their revenge he three months ago after another memorable first fight. If a third fight, after this long-awaited “rematch” and which has kept its promises although in only one direction, is possible, all the boxing amateurs now hope that the next challenge of Fury will be to face his compatriot Anthony Joshua, IBF, WBA and WBO champion, for the reunification of heavyweight titles.