British boxer, Tyson Fury has once again attributed his victory to Jesus Christ after knocking out Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight championship.
Tyson Fury beat his opponent in the third fight of their trilogy.
1st News reports that the all-action bout was contested on Saturday night in Las Vegas; with Tyson Fury beating Deontay Wilder by technical knock-out (TKO) in the 11th round of an all-time classic. Incidentally, the British fighter recovered from beat knocked down twice by his opponent in the fourth round to claim victory.
At the end of the bout, Tyson Fury, who remains undefeated in his boxing career, once again praised Jesus Christ for his success.’
”First, I wish to praise my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I give him all the glory and He gives me the victory. I am made pig, iron and steel. Well, I was hurt, Wilder is tough. But the Lord made me rise to my feet.
”He gave me a run for my money tonight, but I have pulled it out of the bag. Do not ever doubt me whenever the chips are down! I was down a couple of times, I was hurt, Wilder is a strong puncher.
“It was a great fight tonight. It was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport. Deontay Wilder’s a top fighter, he gave me a real run for my money. I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s second best.”
“Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.
”He did not want to give any praise back, but I am the best heavyweight in the world and he is the second. I’ll pray for Deontay Wilder.”
Meanwhile, Tyson Fury was upset at Deontay Wilder’s refusal to acknowledge him when he went to his corner at the end of the bout to pay tribute to him.
1st News reports that Fury had recorded the first knock-down of the brutal encounter in the third round. He had unleased a terrific combination which saw Deontay Wilder hit the canvas. However, the American was saved by the bell as his opponent moved in for the kill.
At that point, Tyson Fury had seemed to be headed for a swift victory.
But Deontay Wilder is not called the Bronze Bomber for nothing. He fought his way back into reckoning in the fourth round; taking the fight to Fury and knocking him down twice. Fury was equally lucky that the knockdowns came towards the end of the round; with Deontay Wilder left frustrated after the bell saved his rival.
The fight went on for six more rounds, with Fury getting in more of the heavier shots.
But in the 11th round, Tyson Fury took advantage of the fatigue which was noticeably setting in and knocked out his opponent. By this time, Wilder was already bleeding from an injury in his mouth; with another powerful right hand from Tyson Fury drawing blood from his left ear.
The victory sees Tyson Fury affirm his superiority over his American rival after two defeats and a draw. Their first fight ended in a split draw, with Fury winning the second in a seventh round knockout. In the build-up to Saturday’s fight, Wilder had accused Fury of underhanded tactics in the second fight. But Fury’s second successive victory leaves little room for doubt over who is the superior fighter.