. – In a fight billed as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Tyson Fury retained his WBC title after knocking out Deontay Wilder at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
“I’ve been in this business for 57 years promoting fights and I really have to say I’ve never seen a heavyweight fight as magnificent as this,” boxing promoter Bob Arum told reporters afterwards. the conclusion of the third part of the trilogy. between the two boxers.
After knocking Wilder out in the third round, Fury found himself on the ground twice in the fourth.
In a brutal roller coaster fight in front of 15,820 fans, the 33-year-old Briton regrouped and dropped Wilder in the 10th with two huge right hands to win the fight by knockout.
“Hits like that end races,” Fury told reporters. “I just hope he’s okay. Because he received a lot of punishment tonight.
“Never doubt me,” Fury said. “When things aren’t going well, I will always deliver. I give him the glory of victory. He’s a tough man, he took some big hits tonight.
“It was a big fight tonight, as well as any trilogy in history. “
Fury and Wilder shared a controversial draw in Los Angeles in 2018, before the Briton got a seventh round knockout in the second fight 20 months ago.
“We fought like two warriors over there,” Fury commented of Saturday’s fight. “And I went over to shake his hand and say well done and he said, ‘No, I don’t respect you.’
“I was like ‘How can you say I cheated when you know deep down that you’ve been touched enough?’
“Is he a sore loser or what?”
“But I’ve acted like a gentleman throughout my career and that’s all I can do. “