Tyson Fury finally avenged the controversial draw from his first fight against Deontay Wilder. The Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round to become the new WBC champion.
Tyson Fury started attacking Deontay Wilder right from the beginning. He was hurting Wilder with his power shots and keeping him at bay with his jabs.
In the last minute of the third round, Fury let his right hand lose which caught Wilder on the temple. This punch dropped Wilder and perhaps also set the pace of the fight as he was never able to recover from this shot. He went down again, but the referee called it a slip.
None the less, the battering continued in the later rounds. In the fifth, Wilder went down again. Wilder’s leg were gone as Fury started unloading his combinations. The referee also deducted one-point from Tyson Fury for holding Wilder for excessive holding.
In the seventh, as Fury was unloading his combination, Wilder’s corner had seen enough and waved off the towel. After which the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
What Fury said after the fight?
“A big shout out to Deontay Wilder. He came here tonight and he manned up and he really did show the heart of a champion. I hit him with a clean right that dropped him and he got back up. He is a warrior and he will be back. He will be champion again.
“But I will say, the king has returned to the top of the throne!”
What Wilder said after the fight?
“I’m doing good. Things like this happen. The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I was ready to go out on my shield. I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight. I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior. He had a great performance and we will be back stronger.
“Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications. But we’ll come back stronger next time around. This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.” (H/T – The Guardian)
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 23, 2020
Just 3 years ago, Tyson Fury weighed over 400 pounds and was battling depression.
Today he overcame everything to become the WBC heavyweight champion of the world. RESPECT 👏👏
— MMA India (@MMAIndiaShow) February 23, 2020
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) February 23, 2020
Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.
That's it. That's the tweet.#WilderFury2
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) February 23, 2020
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 23, 2020
— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 2020
His corner did he a FAVOR straight up!! No question about it. Equilibrium was super off and he may have been concussed too!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 23, 2020
This ref has been millimeters away from catching a hook to the face like 10 times already tonight 😂#WildervsFury2
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 23, 2020
Crazy experience!! Fury did his thing tho! #FuryWilder2
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 23, 2020
Anthony Joshua lost to a midget Mexican Fury but you want to believe he can beat the actual 6ft9 Tyson Fury? Don’t make me laugh
— Jamie (@jmemc55) February 23, 2020
That was a classic teaching session by Fury!!! Come here young man and let me put these PAWS on you. God Bless America!
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 23, 2020
Fury is like that ✊🏽✊🏽… first knockdown was behind the ear and Wilder never recovered… wana see Fury Vs Joshua if there’s no rematch
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 23, 2020
Fury came prepared! Wilder battled but just didn’t have it tonight.. it happens.. Just sets up for an even better 3rd fight🤷🏽♂️😈
— Tyus Jones (@1Tyus) February 23, 2020
wilder better get right 🤧
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) February 23, 2020
— Triple H (@TripleH) February 23, 2020
Congrats @Tyson_Fury I’d love to sing Sweet Caroline in the ring. Let’s do this.
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) February 23, 2020
— Lennox Lewis, CBE, CM (@LennoxLewis) February 23, 2020
The superior boxer prevailed. Well done to @Tyson_Fury . So proud of what this man has achieved over the last few years. What an achievement. Again, he goes to the lions den, never ducks a man. I love that WBC belt and I love that Fury is the holder. Congratulations boss 👑 👊🏾🥊 pic.twitter.com/6Nr0EGu86n
— Frank Bruno MBE 🇬🇧 (@frankbrunoboxer) February 23, 2020
Wilder spoke like a true champ…. Congrats to Fury well deserved! came in with a great game plan
— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) February 23, 2020
— No Context Hearn (@NoContextHearn) February 23, 2020
*the year is 2025*
“Deontay Wilder, it’s been 5 years since #WilderFury2. Are you still feeling the effects of that savage beating you took?”
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) February 23, 2020
Deontay Wilder after round 2 pic.twitter.com/QnPZaZHJhl
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 23, 2020
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 23, 2020