Tyson Fury produced perhaps the most the best performance of his boxing life to end Deontay Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight world champion.
The bout lasted just seven thrilling rounds of their Las Vegas rematch as Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.
The Briton, 31, pummelled his rival in a way few could have imagined following their 2018 draw, flooring him in the third and fifth rounds while constantly backing the most-feared puncher in the division up in a way no-one has done before.
A jab and right hand – the combination Wilder has wiped men out with repeatedly – sent the American down in the third, stunning the MGM Grand Arena.
Following the shocking defeat, a lot has been happening at the camp of Deontay Wilder.
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• Deontay Wilder has blamed his elaborate ring-walk costume for his WBC heavyweight title defeat by Tyson Fury. He says his costume was too heavy and as a result, he “didn’t have the legs” for the fight.
• Wilder has sacked trainer Mark Breland for throwing in the towel that stopped the fight.
- Wilder will activate the rematch clause against Tyson Fury