By Tom Morley
Tyson Fury retained his WBC World Heavyweight Champion status after he defeated Deontay Wilder by knock out in Vegas.
The Gypsy King started slowly in Vegas as the Bronze Bomber looked to take the fight to Fury but Wilder looked to tire after the first few rounds.
Both fighters caused each other problems with lusty blows that saw both of them hit the canvas a number of times, Fury getting knocked down twice in the 4th and Wilder sensing hope.
Fury continued to wear down his opponent as Wilder looked to tire.
In the 10th round Fury started to dominate an exhausted Wilder, with the Bronze Bomber looking shaky and bloodied and in the 11th round, Fury Knocked out his opponent, and retained the WBC belt.
Fury told BT Sport:
“I’d like to say thank you to my lord and saviour Jesus Christ, he made my legs strong I was down a few times.
“Wilder is a strong puncher, and he is a tough man, it was a great fight tonight and it was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport.”
After the fight, Fury went over to his opponent, but Wilder didn’t want to engage in conversation.
“Wilder is a great fighter; I’ve always said I’m the best in the world and he’s the second best, but he has no love for me has Wilder because I have beaten him three times.
“I went over to him to show him some love and respect and he didn’t want to give it back, so that’s his problem.”
(Tyson Fury – pic by Mike DiDomizio, creative commons licence)