Tyson Fury made his mark once again tonight, obliterating Deontay Wilder in their highly-anticipated rematch, winning via seventh round stoppage when Wilder’s corner threw the towel in a fight that had become increasingly one-sided.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO) now has to be considered the clear No. 1 heavyweight in the world, even considering he’s certainly not the undisputed champion, what with Anthony Joshua holding three of the four major sanctioning body titles. But Fury’s win gives him the WBC belt, which is a lot easier for most people to “get” than just the claim of being lineal champion, and he also gets the Ring Magazine belt back.
It was a truly dominant performance for Fury, who at 31 should have years left of his prime if he sticks around in the sport.
Twitter, of course, was highly active for the fight, and here’s what some of the pros had to say when all was said and done:
GET IN!!!! Wilder just got DESTROYED!!— Darren Barker (@DarrenBarker82) February 23, 2020
Wow unbelievable from Fury! Fair play and well done Sugar Hill and Andy Lee on first class game plan— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 23, 2020
He’s some man— Ben Davison (@BenDavison_) February 23, 2020
Twice now winning World heavyweight titles on the road @Tyson_Fury— Joe Gallagher (@JoeG) February 23, 2020
Let’s get Old Trafford booked for the summer & hopefully he now gets his long over due credit
I’m surprised Fury stopped him. But Wilder’s lack of technical ability was on display. That eardrum didn’t help. #WilderFury2— Mykal(Michael) Fox (@ProfessorMyke) February 23, 2020
Welldone to @Tyson_Fury cangrats let’s hope we can get it on— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) February 23, 2020
And he beat his ass man lol I’m sick. good fight Fury— Lamont Roach Jr (@OneOf1x) February 23, 2020
Just please make fury v Aj now! The 2 best in the division. Criminal if that doesn’t happen.— Gamal Yafai (@Gamal_yafai) February 23, 2020
I knew the people who told me Tyson couldn’t punch was wrong because I fucking felt every one of them punches but now I’m sure haha— David Allen (@davidthewhiter1) February 23, 2020
Tyson did what he needed to do no hate great guy.— Franchón Crews-Dezurn (@TheHHDiva) February 23, 2020
Congratulations @Tyson_Fury, devastating performance— Daniel Dubois (@DynamiteDubois) February 23, 2020
What a man @Tyson_Fury ! I’ve always said he’s the best heavyweight. Guess Hearn & AJ wont be going anywhere near him now after that . The gypsy king, king of all kings— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorBoxer) February 23, 2020
Brilliant performance and tactics from Team Fury— Chris Billam-Smith (@ChrisBillam) February 23, 2020