Tyson Fury Beats Deontay Wilder to a Bloody Mess to Capture the WBC World Heavyweight Title
February 22, 2020
Anthony Saldana (120 articles)
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Tyson Fury Beats Deontay Wilder to a Bloody Mess to Capture the WBC World Heavyweight Title

Photos by Mikey Williams

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

Tonight in front of an electric sold-out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena fight fans witnessed one of the most highly anticipated rematches in boxing heavyweight history when the undefeated WBC World Heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber”  Wilder took on the undefeated Lineal Champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury. The bout is a rematch of their 2018 fight where Wilder got a late 12th-round knockdown to seemingly win the fight, only to see Fury make his way to his feet and hang on for the final bell. Now the talking was over and both fighters stood toe to toe in the center of the ring in a battle for Heavyweight Supremacy. Fury started the early rounds feinting and landing good jabs clearly outboxing the WBC Champion. The in the 3rd landed big right hand dropping Wilder. In between rounds, Wilder began bleeding profusely from the ear and in the 4th round. Fury continued the assault in the 5th round catching Wilder with a big shot to the body dropping Wilder for the second time in the fight. Then while in the clinch referee Kenny Bayless took a point from Fury for excessive holding. A beaten and bloody Wilder came out on the 6th round but continued to take punishment. Then in the 7th after a taking a plethora of punched from Fury the corner of Wilder threw in the towel stopping the fight at the 1:39 mark of 7th round. After the fight Wilder stated “Things like this happen when the best fight the best, I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I mean even the greatest have lost and come back, you got to take it for what it is. we’ll come back even stronger the next time around but this is big-time boxing and best must fight the best.” The new WBC Champion Tyson Fury stated “First and foremost Thank you, Jesus Christ. I want to thank Deontay Wilder you know he came here tonight and showed the heart of a champion, I hit him with a right hand, I dropped him he got up and battled to round seven. He is a champion he is a warrior and he will be back to be champion again. But tonight the king has returned to the top of the throne”

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