Fury reaction in full after beating Wilder in "best heavyweight fight ever"
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Tyson Fury reminded the boxing world to never doubt his credentials as the best heavyweight on the planet after knocking out Deontay Wilder inside 11 rounds of an epic trilogy bout on Saturday night.
Fury got the better of Wilder once more in one of the greatest heavyweight battles of all time, knocking out his arch-nemesis in the 11th round of their trilogy bout.
It was a truly enthralling affair at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with both men crashing to the canvas early on.
Wilder was felled first, dropping to the deck in the third round and appearing on the verge of defeat as Fury seemingly picked up from where he left off in February of last year.
Yet in a dramatic fourth the American managed to turn the tables, putting Fury down twice and coming close to springing a major upset.
That was as good as it got for him, though, as Fury regained control of proceedings almost instantly and battered his heavyweight foe from pillar to post over the next seven rounds, unleashing a barrage of brutal attacks.
Finally, after displaying tremendous heart and bravery to stick around for as long as he did, Wilder was knocked out to the point of no return in the 11th and Fury retained his WBC title.
There had been plenty of words in the build-up and plenty of excuses from Wilder to justify his previous defeat, and Fury revealed after the fight that he was unsuccessful in trying to make amends.
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Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder after hitting canvas twice in "fight of the year"
"I was down a couple of times, I was hurt. Wilder is a strong puncher and he's a tough man," he said.
"I was hitting him with some big shots, and my lord and saviour rose me to my feet tonight to give me the glory.
"It was a great fight tonight, it was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport.
"I'm not gonna make any excuses, Wilder's a top fighter. He gave me a real run for my money tonight.
"I've always said I'm the best in the world and he's the second best.
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"He's got no love for me Deontay Wilder. Do you know why? 'Cos I beat him three times.
"I'm a sportsman. I went over to give him love and respect but he didn't want to give it back. So that's his problem, I'll pray for him that god will soften his heart.
"But I want to thank everybody in this building tonight who came out to show love for my sport, boxing. Thank you to every man, woman and child in the building tonight.
"Great fight, October 9, 2021, will go down in history as a great fight. I hope anyway.
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"I'm the WBC champion, Ring Magazine champion and lineal champion. You know what, I've got to say thank you to my trainer SugarHill, because if it wasn't for Sugar, and America's own, Detroit's own, I wouldn't have got through that fight tonight.
"He told me, 'get your jab working big dog and shoot that right hand down the middle. Only the big dogs pull it out late in fights.' And I said yes, I've got ya. And I went out and pulled it out the bag.
"Big shout out to me dad, me mum, me kids all watching, I know you had your hearts in your mouth tonight.
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"But don't ever doubt me. When the chips are down, I can always deliver."
Fury is now likely to defend his strap against British rival Dillian Whyte, who has been named as mandatory challenger with the WBC.
Should he emerge victorious, an undisputed showdown with the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua's rematch early next year will be on the cards.
- Deontay Wilder
- Tyson Fury
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