The Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Trilogy produced one of the most spectacular nights of boxing, a truly memorable fight and one which will go down in boxing history. There were five knockdowns, the momentum of the fight swung back & forth and the contest was decided with a devastating knockout after 11 round of fighting. The final punch ended the trilogy, the rivalry and the epic encounter will be remembered for a long time for those in attendance or watching live on television.
Deontay Wilder was sent to the canvas in the second and third rounds but Fury looked like he was on the brink of defeat when he was dropped twice in the fourth round. Fury was able to regain his composure and began to take control of the fight with his size, weight and reach over Wilder.
The battle of power punches continued for the following rounds – Wilder swinging his powerful right hands and Fury connecting with a variety of punches. The contest appeared to drain Wilder more than Fury, and the self-proclaimed Gypsy King was clearly in dog fight mood as he unleashed head and body punches on his rival. Wilder displayed much fighting heart and spirit, as the fight wore on and he managed to buzz Fury with a uppercut in the ninth round.
In the tenth round, Wilder visited the canvas for the second time but in the eleventh, Fury ended the fight in dramatic fashion. He backed up Wilder against the ropes with clumping shots and uppercuts, before a big right hand sent Wilder crashing head first to the canvas.
Tyson Fury remains undefeated and defended his WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight world titles.
Post-fight, many journalists, fans, promoters (Bob Arum & Frank Warren) and more, were proclaiming Tyson Fury as the greatest heavyweight of this era and the fight as one of the best ever in heavyweight boxing history. Tyson Fury is without doubt one of the best ever boxers but he will need to further his legacy by beating Dillian Whyte (WBC mandatory challenger) and the winner of the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
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