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Tyson Fury Wins In The Seventh Round

British boxer, Tyson Fury crushes Deontay Wilder in the seventh round at Las Vegas/ FA
The world knew that Tyson Fury was special, but the performance to brutally dominate Deontay Wilder with a blend of boxing nous combined with power and poise raises the 31-year-old pugilist of the traveller race to the level of extraordinary. The 'Gypsy King' compelled the dangerous knockout artist Wilder to a forlorn figure, beaten up, bleeding from the ear, bullied to the level that the Alabaman's corner threw in the towel in the seventh round after an unabated beating.

Tyson Fury wins in seventh round as Deontay Wilder's corner throws in towel

It was offensively brilliant, and defensively savvy. It was so one-sided, it is doubtful whether Wilder will activate the trilogy rematch clause. It is hard to see how Wilder ever beats Fury. Worth recalling, too, that Fury was seemingly a clear winner in the first fight 14 months ago. Fury claimed the World Boxing Council belt - the only belt he had not won from Wladimir Klitschko when he became the world No 1 five years ago - to complete the clean sweep

Those in boxing, those who know their boxing, have always held Fury as the best boxer of the generation, and on current form, Fury would be too hard a puzzle, moreover, for Anthony Joshua, who now holds the other three world title belts. This was one of the great performances by a British boxer abroad, just like his display against Klitschko, and Lennox Lewis, the last undisputed heavyweight champion, working ringside on the television broadcast, nodded approvingly at Fury's every move.

Those included imposing himself from the opening round, peppering Wilder with a hard, powerful jab, never allowing the American a foothold. It was masterful. When his right hands landed, they landed with authority, pummelling the face of his foe with such regularity that the fallen champion's face was soon etched with the confusion that colours a fighter being demolished.

Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder CREDIT: REUTERS
 Fury put Wilder down hard in the third, and then with a winging body shot in the fifth stanza, by which time the man known as 'The Hammer from Alabama' was simply a confused man on wobbly legs in Sin City. The victory, the valedictory song afterwards, the claim of having implemented the return of the king, were all ringing true in the songs and words of an estimated eight thousand travelling fans celebrated one of the greatest triumphs of not just a British boxer, but a British sportsman abroad in history.

Given his story, moreover, of beating depression and obesity, it has to rank as one of the greatest comebacks ever. A lot of the talk before the fight was of Fury the boxer, the technical expert. He showed us that. But he also showed us brutal strength and power. 273 pound six foot nine man repeatedly smashing you in the head. No wonder Wilder was bleeding from the ear. What a sport.

Fury speaks to BT Sport "Thank you to my lord and saviour Jesus Christ. I told everyone the Gypsy King has returned to his throne. Last fight I was under weight and over trained. This time, how about pillow fists eh? I told Deontay I am going for a knock out. Everyone said 'oh stick to your boxing'. I was knocking a 250 bag off his hooks every day, not padding around.

The ref stops it - Tyson Fury wins Credit: BT Spot Box Office
Deontay is a hell of performer, dynamite in his fists and he will always be dangerous. People look at my fat belly and my bald head and they think I cannot fight. I had my mental problems and issues and I was out of the ring three years. But he was fighting the real Gypsy King this time. I expect he will want a rematch and I will have that. Great fights should have trilogies. And I want it here, just across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outdoors in front of 70,000".

As I say, but it should also be noted that Wilder cracked him with a couple of really good shots in the first couple of rounds. Fury just shook that off. After round three, there was only one way this was going, and that was Fury winning inside the distance. The three judges had an easy night!

Deontay quotes: "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. 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.”

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury. What a fight that is going to be. Snap reaction, of course, but I have to say: if Tyson Fury performs like he did tonight, AJ is getting knocked out. said that he was able to carry on and he wishes that the corner hadn't thrown in the towel, but they were right to do so.
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