Tyson Fury retained the WBC heavyweight title belt thanks to an 11th round knockout of challenger, Deontay Wilder, in Las Vegas with the Gypsy King declaring afterwards that he is the best and Wilder is second best.
In a thrilling fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas which saw both fighters get knocked down at least twice, Fury proved too much for his American opponent.
Wilder was first to hit the deck in round three only for him to knockdown Fury two times during the fourth round as both men went hard at each other.
But the tide of the fight – the third between them – moved in favour of Fury as he knocked down Wilder again in the 10th round before ending the fight in the 11th thanks to a right uppercut followed by a punch to win by technical knockout.
After the fight, Fury also said “I was hurt, he’s a tough man … it was a great fight tonight, worthy of the best trilogies.”
He later then tweeted “Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I always deliver.”
Fury will now await the winner of the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk in 2022 after a rematch clause was triggered when Usyk beat Joshua by unanimous decision back in September.
However, can either Usyk or Joshua defeat Fury in this formidable form?