British-born boxer, Tyson Fury has retained the WBC heavyweight championship after he won the third fight of his trilogy with rival, Deontay Wilder.
The all-action bout was contested on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Tyson Fury beat 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.
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.