Tyson Fury KOs Deontay Wilder in trilogy bout retains WBC belt

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Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) is knocked out by Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title with a knockout win over Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their trilogy bout on Saturday night in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

In victory, the Englishman retained his spot as WBC and lineal heavyweight champion.

Tyson Fury KOs Deontay Wilder in the eleventh round of trilogy bout

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) floored an exhausted Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) for the third time in the fight in the second to last round, and the referee stopped the bout at 1 minute, 10 seconds of the eleventh.

Wilder had knocked down Fury twice earlier in the fight.

“I’m made of pig iron and steel, baby,” Fury said after the fight, crediting Wilder as being the “second best” heavyweight in the world. “I’m not gonna make any excuses. Wilder is a tough fighter, he gave me a real run for money tonight.”

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Credit: Sean Michael Ham/TGB Promotions

The pair fought to a split draw in their first fight in 2018, with Fury recording a seventh-round technical knockout in February 2020.

–Field Level Media

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