Tyson Fury dethrones Deontay Wilder with 7th Round knockout
Tyson Fury has knocked out Deontay Wilder to become new WBC heavyweight champion of the world.
Fury stopped his American opponent after 1:39 seconds in the 7th round at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA, early Sunday.
The Briton was dominant throughout and won every round with a spectacular performance in his rematch with the previously unbeaten American.
The pair drew their first bout 15 months ago and Fury remains unbeaten after claiming the WBC world title.
In that fight, Wilder knocked Fury down twice, with the Briton somehow making a remarkable recovery from the second of those knockdowns to get back to his feet in an incredible final round.
A superb swinging left hook by Fury rocked Wilder in the rematch on Sunday, in the last five seconds of the sixth.
Wilder’s corner threw in the towel and the referee stopped the fight in the seventh round.
Wilder had his lip bleeding heavily while blood oozed from his right ear and his feet wobbled right from round three when he first went down.
“The best man won on the night. My coach threw in the towel but I’m ready to go out on my shield.
“I had a lot of things go on coming into this fight but it is what it is.
“I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield, I’m a warrior. But he [Fury] did what he did and there’s no excuses,” Wilder said after the fight.