Fury vs Wilder II: British Boxer Takes Down Undefeated Favorite
Tyson Fury upset the odds with a seventh round TKO of American Deontay Wilder in a bout that was in marked contrast to the mammoth draw the two fighters took part in back in 2018.
On that occasion both fighters went toe to toe in an enthralling contest that could have seen either side crowned world champion but this time around it was all Fury, as the ‘Gypsy King’ set about pummeling Wilder from the first bell.
Fury had Wilder down on two occasions before the defeated boxer’s ring threw in the towel mid-way through the seventh round of this fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Ahead of the fight Wilder was a slight favorite with most bookmakers, including 5Dimes, but Fury never looked in trouble during a fight that was shown to millions watching online or on TV and 15,816 at the venue itself.
Neither fighter had tasted defeat prior to this encounter and the win brought to an end a 43 fight unbeaten run that Wilder had held on to.
Each fighter was guaranteed a purse of at least $25m as well as a share of the ESPN-Fox pay per view proceeds and now Wilder has 30 days to decide if he wants a rematch and one wonders if he exercises that option given the manner of this limp defeat.
Now Fury is calling for a big match fight with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua and such a fight seems much more likely after this superb display that saw Fury dominate Wilder, landing 82 punches to his opponent’s paltry 34.