After a decade of domination, the heavyweight champion of the world is back. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) added another notch to his belt, stopping previously undefeated Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in the seventh round of their highly-anticipated rematch.
With the victory, Fury not only avenged his controversial draw with Wilder from December 2018, but he also claimed the WBC heavyweight title, cementing his status as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
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true heavyweight champion in every sense of the word, and he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves. Wilder vs. Fury II was a rematch of their 2018 bout which resulted in a controversial split draw, with many people feeling that Fury had done enough to win the fight. The rematch was hotly anticipated, and it didn’t disappoint.
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The first few rounds were very close, with both men feeling each other out and landing some good shots. Wilder, as always, was the aggressor, while Fury used his superior boxing skills to avoid Wilder’s big bombs and counter with some sharp shots of his own. In the fifth round, Fury began to take control of the fight, landing some heavy shots that put Wilder on the back foot. And in the seventh round, Fury landed a brutal combination that sent Wilder crashing to the canvas. Wilder managed to beat the count, but he was clearly in bad shape, and the referee decided to stop the fight.
With the victory, Fury has cemented his place as not only the heavyweight champion of the world, but as one of the best boxers in the world, period. He’s a true heavyweight champion in every sense of the word, and he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves.
Tyson Fury is a British professional boxer.
He is a two-time heavyweight world champion, having won the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and lineal titles in 2015 and defeating Deontay Wilder in 2020 to win the WBC and vacant The Ring and lineal titles. As of March 2020, Fury is ranked as the world’s best active heavyweight by The Ring and second by BoxRec. He is also ranked as the UK’s and Europe’s best active heavyweight by BoxRec. Fury was previously an undefeated unified heavyweight world champion, having defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles.
Fury is known for his unorthodox boxing style and his public persona.
He has courted controversy throughout his career, including declaring himself a better heavyweight than Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, stating that he would “beat up” both of them if they were still active, testing positive for cocaine, and being stripped of his IBF title for not facing Vyacheslav Glazkov. In 2016, he was ranked as ESPN’s eighth-pound-for-pound boxer in the world. In June 2020, Fury was ranked as the world’s third best active boxer, pound for pound, by The Ring magazine.